The rich man is a thief

A while back I wrote this post in which I quoted a monk who argued the rich man is a thief. Reading The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money by the brothers Obermay/ier put this in focus. I know some of you read some of those files when they first came out, is it 3 years ago. If you haven’t, here is a good place to start.

Maybe us regular people should have our own version of shell companies where we can hide our salaries and small commissions from the tax man and only pay as much tax as we decide the state needs while accruing all the benefits from the state.

As long as tax havens exist for the uber rich, I will insist with Basil of Caesarea that the rich man is a thief.