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Old 11-01-2017, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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To a certain extent. I agree with you, that spending taxes on social spaces to improve the well-being of society is an imperative. However, spending money on the MIC has its perks as well. When most people think of wars, they only look at the end result, which of course has involves the use of firepower to cause death and destruction. But they ignore the investment that goes into developing new technologies. Sure many of them are for an ulterior motive, but they trickle down to society over time.

Here are a few things we have nowadays thanks to spending:

-GPS
-Satellites
-Commercial drones
-The TCP/IP standard that defines internet communication
High cost IMO. It would be better if we would just invent things for the greater good, and or commercial value. However what you say is true.
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Old 11-01-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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All governments take taxes, since 4000BC
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Finland
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All governments take taxes, since 4000BC
No. Organised religion created the tax system. Religious authority is much older than government authority. Organised religion is also the first welfare office.

Hammurabi might've most of the judiciary authority, but the religion had the taxation.

Taxation is neither bound to a central government. Tributes to a warlord was taxation though he had no other control of a neighbouring tribe.
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:06 PM
 
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In no particular order, the 10 countries with no income taxes are:
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Oman
  • Bahrain
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • Bermuda
  • Cayman Islands
  • The Bahamas
  • Brunei
https://www.fool.com/investing/gener...ome-taxes.aspx
7 out of the above 10 countries uphold Islamic law. Not sure what I am learning here.
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:11 PM
 
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No. Organised religion created the tax system. Religious authority is much older than government authority. Organised religion is also the first welfare office.

Hammurabi might've most of the judiciary authority, but the religion had the taxation.

Taxation is neither bound to a central government. Tributes to a warlord was taxation though he had no other control of a neighbouring tribe.
I did not see your post until after I have posted mine. Wow, Airiete, you are amazing - like an encyclopedia.
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Finland
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I did not see your post until after I have posted mine. Wow, Airiete, you are amazing - like an encyclopedia.
Ask me about chemistry or red wine, I know nothing about that.
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Old 11-01-2017, 06:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Here is a list of countries by tax rates:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...s_by_tax_rates

It looks like countries that pay the highest taxes have also the happiest citizens. They are happy because these societies are not only prosperous but also with high equality, social trust and honesty of government. They enjoy long paid vacations, zero out-of-pocket costs of health care, zero or low tuition costs and quality public services for all, etc...
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/09/the-...-in-taxes.html
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Ask me about chemistry or red wine, I know nothing about that.
Well without chemistry, there would be no red wine.
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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7 out of the above 10 countries uphold Islamic law. Not sure what I am learning here.
Do they have other types of taxes?
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:16 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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It's not too horrible if your taxes are used for things citizens can enjoy (education, healthcare, transportation, parks and recreations, etc...), but it really sucks when they are mainly used to create and maintain new wars...
^^^This
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