VIDEO: Ayn Rand - Welfarism & Taxation

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SOURCE URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoN_8NHaCDw


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  • Posted by Matcha 3 years, 9 months ago
    She is brilliant. She is right. Anyone who disagrees truly doesn't understand the terrible injustices that will be done in the name of altruism. I would choose her world view because she was correct when she spoke about running for your life when someone offers you something for nothing. Everything has a price.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 3 years, 9 months ago
    I like how she was patient in the face of this question: "Yet this came about democratically, Ayn. A free people in a free country voted for this kind of gov't, wanted this kind of legislation. Do you object to the democratic process?"
    I admire her patience.

    It's also good that she and both hosts didn't raiser their voice or talk over one another.
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  • Posted by Ragged_Dan 3 years, 9 months ago
    Note how both of the interviewers slipped in the fiction that the People voted for the servile state policies. In 1912 Wilson, income tax (takings) backer, ran claiming the top rate would never exceed 5% and would only apply to those with over $1 million in income when gold at the time was $5 an ounce (his imposition of the Federal Reserve in 1914 raised gold to $14/oz.), and in exchange all the other taxes would be removed. The top rate was 77% during his WWI. In 1932 Roosevelt ran claiming he'd cut taxes, the taxes his party had raised from 25% to 75% in 1931, causing a severe depression. Instead he raised the top rate to nearly 90%, and eventually he got the top rate up to around 95% after in 1934 raising the price of gold to $34, and outlawed keeping the Fed under control by turning in dollars for gold, thus inflating the economy and hoping to gain more tax revenue. Johnson never talked about his massive increase in spending, slavery, and personal corruption to buy votes with stolen property either.
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