The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Over and over again courts have said that there is nothing sinister in so arranging one’s affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everybody does so, rich or poor; and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands: taxes are enforced exactions, not voluntary contributions. To demand more in the name of morals is mere cant.” – Judge Learned Hand, in his dissenting opinion to Commissioner v. Newman, 159 F.2d 848, 851 (2d Cir. 1947)

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  1. This puts me in mind of Ayn Rand’s definition of “altruism” (which she is against)

    (too long to copy-and-paste. go to the site and read)

    Say what you will about other aspects of Ayn Rand’s personal beliefs and life, she was always against Big Brother’s intrusion into people’s lives.
    And “selfishness” means something totally different than what everyone else thinks it means.

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