Tag archives for Taxation

Hidden Meanings in “Publish or Perish”


Publish or perish! This pithy expression reminds (reminded) the academic of the Sword of Damocles which hangs over the head of the non-productive professor. There are work-arounds now, in that one becomes a member of some institute for a fee, which may then accept a work in its journal. It is the academic’s equivalent of […]

Taxing the Air We Breathe


Introduction One morning, as I was thinking about the ravages of inflation, by word association, I started thinking about taxation.  This led me to remember something written in a chemistry textbook, most probably facetiously, that air is one of the few items not yet taxed.  In turn, I remembered a story read not too much […]

Taxation: The Unrecognized Voidance of Contract


Abstract In this article, we argue that certain taxes force the contributor to be the victim of a violation of privileges previously obtained and unjustly derogated.  We will not go as far as some who say that all taxation is theft – and shall explain why this is our position.  To this end, we will […]