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January 07, 2013 06:17 PM

The truth about taxes, or, the work of 1000 leeches

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules


“Tax policy” is one of those phrases that has a curiously amphibious effect.  One the one hand, for most red-blooded individuals, it cannot but act as a soporific.  “Ah, tax policy, eh?  Pardon me while get the snifter refilled.”  On the other hand, for anyone in whom the instinct for self-preservation is still intact, the [...]


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