Robin Brookes came up with a clever way to pay his tax and protest it too:
Last year he was visited by bailiffs demanding payment for the earlier tax
year who found themselves facing a
wall of £10 notes under a sign reading: “Every 10 seconds Britain spends this
much occupying Iraq.”
The bailiffs unpinned the £10 notes and left.
I mentioned the “Ripple Project,”
which was attempting to create a “decentralized peer-to-peer currency and
payment system” based on electronically-mediated trusted chains of
It basically allows people to make their own currency, based on the full faith
and credit of themselves, that is as fungible as their reputations allow. It
not only destroys the government currency-creation monopoly, but fully
The idea has a beautiful
cleverness to it, but honestly I haven’t given it the kind of
thought it deserves and so I
can’t yet give it a wholehearted thumbs-up. Still, I want to make note that
the project is live (and in Beta) if
you’d like to give it a go.
If you’re wondering why I’m plugging a project like this on a blog dedicated
to tax resistance… see, for instance,
The Picket Line
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