NWTRCC has added some Readings on Money to their website.
At the NWTRCC national gathering in Fall, , we held a discussion about money. The seed for this discussion was an article by Karen Marysdaughter about The Influence of Money on Decisions to Engage in War Tax Resistance.
Some notes from this discussion are included on the new NWTRCC page, along with the following:
- George Salzman’s “Inheritance and Social Responsibility” — about how he creatively used an inheritance in socially productive ways while keeping the IRS’s hands off of it.
- A debate on interest between Juanita Nelson and Bob Irwin. Nelson sees interest on loans and bank deposits and such as inherently unethical, Irwin disagrees.
- Jay Sordean takes a look at the Federal Reserve and how money comes into being in his essay on War, the National Debt, Taxes, and the Creation of Money.
- Another collection of writings looks at various issues associated with Nonprofits and Tax-Exempt Status. While becoming tax-exempt and then defending your tax-exempt status may seem like it should be a no-brainer for folks who are tax resisters, tax exempt status comes with strings attached and may be more trouble than it is worth.
- Finally: one of the traditionally most successful outreach tools of war tax resistance groups is the “penny poll.” This page shows you how different groups have gone about making government budget priorities visible and visceral.