Sunday, April 16, 2006

Death and Taxes...and Happy Easter!

Hey, just because it's a holiday doesn't mean there's an excuse to stop blogging. I found this hilariously titled article called Most Americans Still Say Tax System Unjust. It just seems kind of obvious that our tax system is unjust. You can find some interesting information here. The top half of American income earners pay almost all of the income taxes, while the other half essentially enjoys a free ride. That doesn't sound just to me. You know the odd thing is that the free rider argument is usually used against libertarianism, but the status quo is rife with free riders. This reminds of that classic Bastiat quote, "The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else."

Update: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the AMT. If you want more info Greg Mankiw discusses it.

Update 2: Don't tell me this doesn't make you sad: