Originally Posted by Valmont
Yet here you are arguing for the establishment of some supremely powerful pan-global tax authority.
Eventually I'd like to see a global government. They managed it in Star Trek and eventually drifted into a multi planetery federation
I'd start at the regional level first. The EU could do more to crack down on tax evasion if it really wanted to, as could the Americans, but there isn't the political will there. As China and India rise, they too will be forced to meet their international obligations, one of which is to clamp down on trans national tax evasion. A boycott and shaming campaign organised by all the advanced states in Europe, the Americas and Asia would quickly destroy most of the security these quasi criminal tax havens enjoy. An earnest and proper campaign. But as I said, there isn't the political will for it.
And by the way; was that really your rebuttal? Government's are a fact of life, NOBODY wants to live in a 'Libertarian ideal'. To most people it would be a form of hell. If you'd recognise that you'd quickly understand why so many people are openly hostile your ideology.
Which all rests on the assumption that the wealth in the world is of a fixed quantity -- I've asked you to support that assertion quite a few times now to no avail!
I'm not sure what you're getting at. We shouldn't tax people so much that further work destroys the incentive to work. But Its morally abhorrent
that a contender for the US Presidency paid only 15%
of his income in tax last year.
pay more than for Christ's sake.