On Government Debt

If the only way to pay a debt is to steal the repayment funds from others, should that debt be paid? I’m sure the creditors think so. But what about the “others” from whom the repayments funds are stolen? I can’t speak for everyone, but I don’t want someone to steal from me so that they can pay off a debt they owe to someone else. It’s obvious to me what must be done about debt that the government, who obtains no funds voluntarily, owes. It must be swiftly and permanently repudiated. And that’s today’s two cents.


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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.