„Every tax, however, is to the person who pays it a badge, not of slavery but of liberty.“

—  Адам Смит, Context: Every tax, however, is to the person who pays it a badge, not of slavery but of liberty. It denotes that he is a subject to government, indeed, but that, as he has some property, he cannot himself be the property of a master. Chapter II, Part II, p. 927.
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шотландский экономист, философ-этик 1723 - 1790
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