Imagine...a world with no taxation.
...A world in which the operation of all infrastructures, each economy, every business venture, and the sum of interaction around the globe is conducted without tax ever being a part of it. Imagine this happening with governments still providing the services expected of them.
Picture every person spending their whole lives without ever knowing what being taxed is like, going about their day with 100% of their income. What would it be like if they could determine how their government was funded, when they funded their government, and whether to change that at any time? What if everyone experienced choice, autonomy, and influence with a government funding mechanism that provided those opportunities?
Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? That’s because it is.
Taxation has a strong foothold on the world. It’s been around for a long time, and it’s not ready to leave the party. Someone needs to call a ride and send taxation home, because it has become belligerent. Non-tax revenue is a better guest to have.
It can be seen taking place all the time, but most people probably don’t even realize it. Before our very eyes, there is a potential future – another way to pay for government. When things like crowdfunding, government financial services, bonds, surplus for sale, natural resources, and a host of other non-tax alternatives are in action, they are brushed off as not applicable, a bit of a nuisance, or unreliable. The reality is they and other ideas like them not only fund governments, they are evidence that government can be paid for another way.
The Next Step delves into how that is possible. In its pages, non-tax revenue is discussed in the following ways:
- How it’s already happening.
- How it can be done better.
- How it’s not happening, but could.
- Why it needs to happen in the first place.
Aside from unavoidable number crunching and some philosophical underpinning, The Next Step is written to be casual, sometimes humorous, oftentimes snarky, and always with the goal of commonality. There are moments a British person would call cheeky. It’s a relatable way to connect on a subject as unforgiving as taxes.
Is the content politically leaning to one side or the other? Aside from distaste for most politicians, politics has been left out of the picture as much as possible. No political side holds the whole truth. If the truth existed on any one side, it would be a whole. The only whole truth about politics is that everybody ends up divided. Taxes are about people, not politics. It’s people who are paying them.
Everyone wants empowerment, independence, and dignity. This can be accomplished in many ways. One is how governments are paid. That might seem simplistic, but when the world is directly controlled by a small group of people, a change in how they are paid is not a simplistic matter at all.
In The Next Step, there will be a list of all non-tax possibilities, including those which are ideas for new approaches. One can scour the internet, look through every book in the library, or pester everyone known to find all potential sources. Or, one can read this ebook because that has already been done, with the results provided.
Elsewhere, there isn’t much discussion about how to improve those sources or why they should happen at all. Here, there is. To the date of publication, this ebook is the only source of its kind.
Possibilities other than taxation must be considered. Humankind has gone to intrepid lengths to advance itself. Often, it’s taken a step backward. Ultimately, it always finds a way to create a world that’s just simply better (for humans, at least). The flagship example is the transition from thinking fire is an amazing discovery to the modern world of today (I still enjoy a good fire).
In taking those steps that brought everyone here today, it’s imperative to work toward what’s next. This ebook explains how the throes of something better have already begun taking place. Learn how the world can be transformed by financially re-organizing governments, and why that’s desperately needed.
What is experienced now is the result of a previous step taken. It is the people of today who take The Next Step that brings everyone else to a place of difference.
IN THE PRESS
The Next Step – How to Pay for Government without Taxes goes on sale for Kindle/ebook readers on Amazon and AuthorDRK.com.
Is there really a way to pay for government without taxation? The Next Step's author says not only is there another way, but that it's already happening and desperately needs crucial development.
UNITED STATES - Sept. 06, 2019 - Author D.R.K. attempts to address what he says everyone knows but never questions. The modern people of today are forced to rely on a product that was conceived for people who lived long ago. "Next to the wheel, there aren't many ancient concepts that modern society remains dependent on in order to function, particularly from thousands of years ago. Taxation is an exception to this, and that is remarkable," says D.R.K., who also explains that although taxes might have had a place and purpose, their long-term use is at the detriment of empowerment, independence, and the development of human interaction.
He goes on to say that without an evolution of such an archaic system, government forever places itself as the parent of a child who never fully matures. Arguing that a society which doesn't control the money a government receives doesn't really control a government, The Next Step builds a case for why non-tax revenue should gradually take the place of taxation, as depicted in the following excerpt: As a child becomes more mature and starts to make decisions on their own, they still need parents, but choices can be made by themselves more frequently. That's where civilization is at now. It still needs government, but can start choosing when and how much, directly correlated to revenue. This can be done by modernizing government's funding method.
D.R.K. provides a long list of non-tax alternatives that, when employed to their fullest extent, could provide this transition. Already, he says, some of those sources are in use today and gaining strength. He notes the U.S. government, for example, has increased its use of non-tax revenue by as much as nearly 10% in recent decades, and that number is rising. Providing numerous examples of taxation problems, D.R.K. outlines a record of complication, division, cost, and immorality with today's primary funding method for governments, such as:
-The Commerce Clearing House (CCH) publishes a representation of the American tax code called the Standard Federal Tax Reporter, and it's 70,000 pages long.
-During an interview conducted by the media, voters in a Texas town with a 95% voting record in favor of President Trump are quoted as disliking the man they voted for, but felt compelled to vote for him simply because of taxation issues.
-The cost in America to pay taxes is estimated to be $377.5 billion, without the actual cost of the taxes themselves. This is the cost of all paperwork and mistakes (compliance), non-reported and hidden income with the attempt to locate it (non-compliance), and operating expenses for that country's tax collecting organization. No doubt, other countries experience something similar.
-D.R.K. debates the point for a resemblance between criminal organizations that require payment for protection with the threat of aggression, and a government requiring payment for its services with the threat of penalty. He states this design does nothing to win the hearts and minds of many who struggle to support the good that government is designed to accomplish.
With guidance on how to implement more non-tax revenue solutions in any part of the world, The Next Step affirms that many are willing to acknowledge taxation is a necessary evil, but refuse to acknowledge how that evil becomes their fault if they don't attempt to make it better. In particular, governments designed to protect liberty should have a funding mechanism that mirrors the same liberation. According to The Next Step, non-tax revenue is that system.
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