Comment: Voluntary income tax?

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Voluntary income tax?

Voluntary income tax? To date, that still sounds like an oxymoron to me.

"Voluntary" vs. "tax". Isn't taxation - of whichever kind - implemented by some force of law (be it formal or not, verbal or written, or whatnot) by definition?

(It's a bit like talking about "loving rape", if one asks me... Bear with me, it's just I like language to stay as simple and as literal as possible.)

Btw, maybe this is not-so-remotely relevant; a while ago I had another issue with a related, and quite challenging concept, as I rediscovered (after Rothbard) :

Does it even make ANY sense to speak of PUBLIC debt ?

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


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