Or as some would call it, „taxes.“ pic.twitter.com/DOVGN4OUNC
— Jonathan Zittrain (@zittrain) 19. Januar 2016
What if I’d babysit for you?
Or as some would call it, „kidnapping“
I guess what this world really needs is more euphemisms for the use of violence.
[Edit: While I still consider the difference between voluntary and forced contributions an important one, fundamentally, I just noticed I absolutely need to point out that possession, as everything else in our societies, is not managed in a way that would justify using the term „violence“ exclusively for taxes versus just letting everyone own what they own already. There is violence in possession, too. I recognize that, and while I also see the value in short, trenchant posts, I fear this one sends a wrong message about where I stand. If you have questions, that’s what the comments are for.]