I have two eating intellectual interests. Title 26 of America Code and the annals of the United States from 1830 to 1870. My first bit of poking around about Occupy Wall Street was to see what specific tax proposals they were bringing up. I thought for certain that individuals would be talking about “carried interest”, the poster provision of many conversations of the unfairness of the tax system, but I actually didn’t find that or much about income tax in any way.
So removing my tax eyeglasses and gaining my 1840 glasses, I see people taking on the aspect of the 1840 reform agenda where we’ve made the least progress. In politics, morals, religion, and trade. Those things will be altered a hundred years hence. And so we will see it, a hundred years hence. In the same way Christian people must, a hundred years hence. For we’ll all go free suffrage, 100 years hence. Although you will get other consumable combiners of the full total perfectionist reform deal you’d be hard pressed to find a person who performed it out more completely than the Reverend Adin Ballou.
Ballou’s era of reformers was actually in a position to accomplish the abolition of slavery, while not without renouncing non-violence (or non-resistance as they called it). It might be several generations more, depending how you rely, before women could vote. Provided, nevertheless, that capital shall never receive income exceeding an annual amount to add up to six percent per annum simple interest … Read more