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You can find revenue breakdowns online, as this is generally all public information. It mainly only gets confusing depending on how the breakdown is done and the names given to them (e.g. sales tax, excise tax, ad valorem tax; are they all grouped together, or what?) Texas Here's some breakdowns of the 2004 state revenues. Approximately a third of their ...


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It will vary case to case, but there's a number of available revenue streams for U.S. states that have no income taxes (personal, corporate, or both): Property taxes, as you suspect, are often higher but these are levied by municipalities and tend to make up for what would otherwise be funding flowing from the State-level government to the municipalities for ...


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The OECD gives purchasing power parity in USD. Statista gives Euro. €25k are approximately parity to $35k. A significant number of employees works part time.


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John Locke's theory of land acquisition by discovering and mixing labour with it has no real relationship with facts. It was a popular idea in the Enlightenment, and hence in the US, where it was the ideological foundation for homesteading. However it ignored the existing users of the land, such as the native Americans. The reality is that by around 1,000AD ...


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Point 3 says: Taxation is the non-consensual deprivation by the state of the property of the citizen. This is just plain wrong. To enjoy the benefits of citizenship, that is to be a 'citizen', one must also consent to the rule of law of the state, its writ. This generally includes taxation. Thus point 3 should read: Taxation is the consensual deprivation ...


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