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July 25, 2011


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I learned a lot from this article, particularly how you referred to Mencius and the word "irrepublican". Thank you!

But have you considered the rationale for low taxes in Mencius?

Mencius is very pro-merchant and pro-free-market, believing that all under Heaven would immigrate to a country where the tax rate is low.

Furthermore, I feel you've underplayed Mencius's views on low tax rate. For instance, the story about the thief who wouldn't stop stealing...

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