How is it that California, with the highest taxes in the nation, is incapable of managing its forests, dealing with homelessness, educating its young, and, in short, addressing those problems for which its citizens are taxed?
Friedrich Hayek observes that taxes exist to fund those things everyone needs but that no individual can pay for. We all need streetlamps, but no individual can pay to electrify his city. Where did the taxes go, and why have we lost the will to ask the question?
Here we observe the great wisdom of the Prophets’ Tongue. I do not refer to Proverbs, or the …
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