A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from July 26, 2020
“Inflation is theft. Taxation is robbery”

"Inflation is theft. Taxation is robbery” (or “Taxation is robbery. Inflation is theft") i a popular political and economic saying. Taxation is robbery because government takes one’s money by force. Inflation is theft because money stays the same—it is not stolen—but those dollars are worth less.

“ I agree, inflation is theft, taxation is robbery” was posted on Twitter by Dale Holmgren on November 13, 2010. “While Taxation is Robbery by the Government, Inflation is Theft by the Government” was posted on Twitter by samAlochaka on November 30, 2012. “Taxation is robbery. Inflation is theft” was posted on the blog Freedom quest of Zork (the) Hun on March 22, 2016.

“The most common form of robbery is inflation” is a related saying.


Twitter
Dale Holmgren
@daleholmgren
Replying to @JamesGRickards
@JamesGRickards I agree, inflation is theft, taxation is robbery, and default is broken promises. But to rise from aftermath min wg must go.
9:31 PM · Nov 13, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
samAlochaka
@samAlochaka
While Taxation is Robbery by the Government, Inflation is Theft by the Government. Uproot and Throw Socialism.
12:41 PM · Nov 30, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Freedom quest of Zork (the) Hun
Taxation is NOT theft!
Posted by zorkthehun on March 22, 2016
(...)
Taxation is robbery. Inflation is theft. Regulations are fraud. We can also associate them with Fiscal policy, monetary policy and regulatory policies.

Taxation
We tend to focus on taxation because it is the most visible, most obvious, most blatant expression of the state’s power to take our property. It is the thing that we are most ready to associate with the state.
Saying that “Taxation is theft!” is the easiest of all slogans. A conveniently easy moral stand, a libertarian trump card.

Inflation
Calling inflation ‘theft’ is a much better analogy. Inflation is an insidious, stealthy way to dispossess us. Monetary policy causes far more harm than taxation as it affects not only our personal lives, but the whole economy.
(Costs of Inflation – Why Not Print More Money – Why can’t we just print money to pay off debt

Twitter
Krestian Krogsgaard
@KrestianK
A wise man once said: #inflation on theft but #taxation is robbery
6:35 PM · May 12, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Ken Yamarashi
@SamuraiEveryday
Replying to @EricDJuly
Taxation is robbery, inflation is theft.
2:08 AM · Jul 11, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Fractional Reserves
@BankofLibertas
Replying to @EricDJuly
Inflation is theft. Taxation is armed robbery. Fascists and communists are the scum of the Earth. Enjoy your evening.
8:31 PM · Aug 17, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Peter/Coinkite
@DocHex
Replying to @Bois_I
Taxation is robbery. Inflation is theft.
3:29 PM · Nov 10, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

YouTube
Inflation is THEFT - Taxation is ROBBERY
Premiered Nov 14, 2019
The Atlantis Report
Inflation is THEFT. Taxation is ROBBERY
Inflation is directly proportional to the money that is produced out of thin air within a fractional reserve banking system. No other result is ultimately possible.
Inflation is a slow robbery that does two things. It devalues savings and inflates asset prices, forcing people to spend and gamble. It stimulates consumption; on a planet where everything is finite. Inflation completely warps supply and demand and over time, leads to shortages of essentials and overproduction of garbage.
Inflation exists as one of many wealth transfer mechanisms. It’s a casino where some do win, but only at the expense of someone else losing. And of course, the parasite institutions get to collect a convenience fee for doing god’s work.

Twitter
Austro-Libertarian
@Aynrindian
Inflation and Taxation is analogous to Theft and Robbery, respectively.
6:04 AM · Feb 4, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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