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The Tax Collector and the Criminal


#1

The Tax Collector and the Criminal

Christopher Brauchli

“Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.”
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Compania de Tobaccos v. Collector

At tax time it is always fun to get away from numbers and instead reflect on news from the IRS that is invariably more interesting than a bunch of numbers would be. The recent news comes from two sources: those who reside in the penitentiary and those who, but for the penuriousness of Congress, would join them.


#2

Terrific sentence and fascinating article. Thank you, Mr. Brauchli:

"The recent news comes from two sources: those who reside in the penitentiary and those who, but for the penuriousness of Congress, would join them."


#3

“Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.”
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Sure if war upon war upon war is considered civilized