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Some experts have declared that it is necessary to tax the people until it hurts. I disagree with these sadists. Defense, Controls, and Inflation p. 333 Taxes
The metamorphosis of taxes into weapons of destruction is the mark of present-day public finance. Human Action p. 734; p. 741 Taxes
The system of discriminatory taxation universally accepted under the misleading name of progressive taxation of income and inheritance is not a mode of taxation. It is rather a mode of disguised expropriation. Human Action p. 803; p. 807 Taxes
Estate taxes of the height they have already attained for the upper brackets are no longer to be qualified as taxes. They are measures of expropriation. Planning for Freedom p. 32 Taxes
If the present tax rates had been in effect from the beginning of our century, many who are millionaires today would live under more modest circumstances. But all those new branches of industry which supply the masses with articles unheard of before would operate, if at all, on a much smaller scale, and their products would be beyond the reach of the common man. Planning for Freedom p. 16 Taxes
Taxing profits is tantamount to taxing success. Planning for Freedom p. 121 Taxes
Nothing is more calculated to make a demagogue popular than a constantly reiterated demand for heavy taxes on the rich. Capital levies and high income taxes on the larger incomes are extraordinarily popular with the masses, who do not have to pay them. Socialism p. 447 Taxes