(Original post by prog2djent)
Would heavily reducing, and abolishing many taxes not be a better idea than enforcing equality? Since state-enforced equality usually ends up making everyone except the rich worse off, and the gap increases where the middle class is squeezed, the underclass gain through entitlements, the working class merge with the middle, and the rich rich stay the same.
Would you not rather, that everyone was better off, EVEN if it meant the gap from the poorest to richest was higher, which is what would happen if taxes were over-hauled.
To put it simply
Improvements in enforcing equality - Rich stay same, middle is squeezed, underclass rise, working merge with middle.
Total equality - Rich poorer and poor poorer
Abolished/Much lower taxes - Everyone richer, but the gap from poor to rich increases, despite the bottom having more money.
And libertarianism is not anti-monopoly in the statist defintion, i/e, more regulation. We aren't anti-monopoly, but we aren't pro-monopoly either, our policies would see the destruction of many monopolies, as the state, in most cases, basically creates them or through massive corporate welfare and crony capitalism, helps them along the way. A freer market with less crony government policies helping big corporations, would crush them. And for the argument that natural monopolies would still occur, no natural monopoly that has existed ... exists today, they can't, and never will, all to do with economies of scale and compeition really. When a monopoly gets so big, it acts like a mini-state, and dies, then only reason a real state (government) doesn't die is because it has its own laws to say that everyone should prop it up, despite its inefficiency and failure (which would cause its collapse in a free market), which ironically, is how most current monopolies are sustained, they have all these corporate welfare schemes, bailouts, patents, copyrights, corporate and Public limited responsibilities (created by the state) that mean it basically gets covered for its costs by the state (through public taxation).
Damn, sound like a Rothbardian again.