An old adage insists that two things in life are permanent. The first thing in life that is permanent is death. The second thing in life that is permanent is taxes.
Taxes have assumed many different forms throughout human history. In Europe during the Middle Ages, for example, the kings and queens who ruled England, France, and various other European nations hired tax collectors to travel the countryside, knocking on the doors of farmers’ huts, collecting huge chunks of the farmers’ crops which would be given back to the king, the queen, and various other royal officials in exchange for protecting the farmers from invading barbarian hordes and other such disasters.
In the United States during the colonial era, the kind of England levied a variety of taxes upon his colonial American subjects. Some of these taxes made Continue reading “Individuals Hate Taxes”