When asked by a young man if he should seek to marry, Socrates answered him:
“By all means marry: if you get a good wife, you will be happy; if you get a bad one, you will become a philosopher.”
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Here is a video which explains – really well – why some taxes are more destructive than others.
For example, a 50% tax on capital gains means an effective tax rate of over 95%…
Sadly, the moochers now outnumber the moochees. Unless we change the law to only allow taxpayers to vote, things will only get worse. Just fyi, I sent a hat-tip your way from my article, Taxing Capital Income Is Unfair
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The Oracle of Delphi called Socrates 'the wisest man' because he said:
"I know I know nothing!"
Of course, he only knew this because his wife, Xanthippe, told him so.