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  •  Are you suggesting that without taxes we would (0+ / 0-)

    go back to barter?

    In regards to money and the government, I didn't mean to imply that people wouldn't exchange or share things without the government, just that money itself arises from government taxation.
    Or is your idea that we would go back to uncoined gold and other precious metals?
    •  Neither, we'd use either sharing (0+ / 0-)

      or credit arrangements as we have through most of history. I'd highly suggest checking out "Debt: The First 5000 Years" by David Graeber. It's a good overview of the subject that corrects a lot of common misconceptions that are pushed by the economic establishment despite the fact that there's zero support for them historically.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Tue May 07, 2013 at 10:26:10 AM PDT

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