[ExI] Private and government R&D [was Health care in the USA]

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 07:34:43 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 9:33 AM, Stathis Papaioannou<stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> No, and I try to minimise the taxes I pay even though I support
> taxation in principle.
> The choices are:
> (a) everyone pays tax;
> (b) everyone pays tax except me;
> (c) no-one pays tax
> My selfish preferred option is (b), but obviously that isn't going to
> happen. Second best is (a). I would probably be financially better off
> under (c), but I see that as morally wrong and would not support it.
> (I would feel guilty about (b) as well, but at least it would do
> little harm to the rest of the population, unlike (c)).
### Hey, how can not paying taxes harm us? You say it's morally
wrong!? And all this while agreeing that you and of course everybody
else would be financially better off under option (c). What's wrong
with being financially better off?

Man, to me it sounds like saying that burning little puppies alive is
a nice thing to do.


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