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Who Should Pay for Waging War?

War is a zero sum game, in which nations battle over territory and natural resources. It therefore follows that those who get the most territory for the least expenditure of resources are the most successful. For this reason, war should be financed at the expense of the enemy, and not at the expense of one’s own people. In lieu of taxation, issuing letters of marque and reprisal is a better choice. Continue reading

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