[ExI] libertarians and inheritance
John K Clark
jonkc at bellsouth.net
Mon May 4 19:38:21 UTC 2009
"Dan" <dan_ust at yahoo.com>
> Regarding inheritence in general, too, I think the outcome of enforcing
> taxes on it has been to increase the power of the state and dependency on
Well sure, but that's in the nature of all taxes and in the real world we're
not likely to see the elimination of all taxes anytime soon; but we might be
able to get rid of some of them and inheritance taxes would not be on my
list of taxes that need to be eliminated immediately.
> As a strict libertarian, in terms of justice
I'm a Libertarian too and I like justice as well as the next man, but given
the choice between justice and a decision in my favor there is simply no
contest; don't look at me like that, at least I'm willing to admit it. When
was the last time you heard a baseball player screaming at a umpire
"What do you mean I'm safe, are you blind, clearly I was out!".
And if any list member is a billionaire and also wants to mention me in his
will I promise I won't flame you about it, in fact I promise to say only
good things about you.
Not only that but I'll be glad to pack your parachute for your next skydive
John K Clark
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