If Americans want to reclaim liberty in this age of governmental whole-life management, one thing we must do is take the trouble to understand how government makes us work for its priorities and programs. The price of having a job today is working for the government, just as the price of doing business, for an entrepreneur, is giving the first portion of his earnings to the government.
Many readers will be familiar with the point that we Americans work, on average, until sometime in April each year to pay our taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. In this formulation, it is only after “Tax Freedom Day” that we start working for ourselves, and not for the government. Tax Freedom Day delineates Continue reading “Liberty 101: Working for The Man”