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… is from page 89 of Knut Wicksell [2]‘s 1896 essay “A New Principle of Just Taxation,” as it is so translated and appears in Classics in the Theory of Public Finance [3] (Richard A. Musgrave & Alan T. Peacock, eds., 1958):

It would seem to be a blatant injustice if someone should be forced to contribute toward the costs of some activity which does not further his interests or may even be diametrically opposed to them.

DBx: In case it matters, Wicksell was – in addition to being one of history’s finest economic thinkers – a man of the political left.

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