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The Mark of a Civilized Society. Mark Skousen & Keith Knight

by | Apr 26, 2022

Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success.


– Mark Skousen, Ph.D. and Jo Ann Skousen, Persuasion vs. Force (1992)

Mark Skousen earned his Ph.d. in monetary economics at George Washington University, is the editor of Forecasts & Strategies, author of 25 books, and is the founder of FreedomFest.

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About Keith Knight

Keith Knight is Managing Editor at the Libertarian Institute, host of the Don't Tread on Anyone podcast and editor of The Voluntaryist Handbook: A Collection of Essays, Excerpts, and Quotes.

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