Taxes: A Negative Externality?

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    Taxes: A Negative Externality? by Steven Handel, LibertarianMinds.com

    One of the most commonly argued disadvantages of uninhibited private property and free markets is that they result in too many negative externalities. In this post, I hope to make the point that state intervention imposes just as many of these negative externalities as free trade, and by no means are these economic phenomena particular to so-called “market failures.”
     
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    With the exception that the committed statist keeps insisting that the way to deal with the externalities of stupid laws, is to foist even more of them upon the populace.

    Never ever is it considered that the externalities of their do-goodery are worse than the social ill that they're ostensibly attempting to solve by force.
     

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