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Quotation of the Day…

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… is from page 93 of Michael Huemer’s superb 2013 book, The Problem of Political Authority [2] (footnote deleted):

unknown[T]he marginal social benefit of each dollar given to the government is much less than the marginal social benefit of a dollar given to any of a variety of extremely effective private charities.  In this case it is not wrong to evade one’s taxes to send the money to charity; indeed, doing so is praiseworthy.