[ExI] Judging radical possibilities

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 15:21:02 UTC 2011

On 26 September 2011 16:23, Dan <dan_ust at yahoo.com> wrote:

> And many other places. And, in US history, the Whiskey Rebellion among
> other times. (In one way, one might view the run up to the secession from
> the British Empire as mass tax evasion followed by tax protest followed by
> actual hostilities.)

There is however a difference between a tax strike and ordinary tax evasion,
where the goal is not necessarily that of obtaining the
abolishment/reduction of a tax or challenging the power imposing it, but
rather simply that of... avoiding payment.

One reason anti-tax movements in Italy have never been very strong, and
mostly limited to political and theoretical debate, is that at a time around
one third of the Italian economy was not paying taxes at all, and tax
evaders usually are reluctant to attract attention on themselves or even to
the class and sector they belong to.

Stefano Vaj
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