Serious Question

If the government can just print money, why do we need to pay taxes?


What do you think?


Written by Dave Bennett

Co-founder and CEO of ECO:LOGIC Engineering.

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JP Williams
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JP Williams (@floridaman)
7 months ago

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Mike the Magnificent
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Mike the Magnificent (@judgesurreal777)
6 months ago

Gotta get an economist here to make the complex simple! But I think part of the serious answer is that the more of something there is, the less it’s worth. So if it just printed more money at that scale, the money would be worthless. There are probably other reasons and deeper explanations, but that’s part of it.

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