the corrections spread throughout this piece are very funny…
ah whoops, missed a gigantic loophole while I was lecturing ProPublica. ah well, at least he still doesn't get it right Image
"oligarch heirs don't have to pay on capital gains accrued during their parents' lifetime because it is metaphysically unfair to tax things more than once" <- world's most obvious lie
lol ImageImage
the CRS was tricked just like you it seems. everybody is ""double taxed"" at some point, this is a facially preposterous excuse for rich heirs to avoid taxation on wealth they did not earn
an argument from authority versus argument from "are you capable of perceiving the bleeding obvious" Image

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getting in a good old debate about whether taxation is theft with a bunch of goober libertarians and ancaps, feels like 2013 on here
they really hate this one, lol Image
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