Get More Free Time By Eliminating Paying Taxes

Copiosis makes taxes irrelevant
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It’s tax season in the United States. A time when Americans all across the country turn their attention to paperwork. In Copiosis such paperwork goes away as taxes don’t exist. Think of all the time freed up just by eliminating this one annual procedure.

I don’t think there’s any other time when so much paperwork is processed by so many just so the government can account for everyone’s income gains and take its share of that wealth.

Government does a lot with that money, which makes life more pleasant than not given today’s social economic and political environment. Everyone knows a government provides for the common defense. It also protects us from those parts of us that would otherwise take advantage of systemic flaws, flaws created in large part or at least fostered by government itself.

We talk about this all day long here on this blog.

Is death inevitable?

Excuse the seeming non-sequitur: Benjamin Franklin, on November 13th, 1789, wrote a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy. This excerpt lasted longer than the shot heard ’round the world:

“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

Death and tax certainty rings true for most people. But many others pay no taxes, and some corporations rake in billions and pay nothing in taxes.

Meanwhile some folks believe humanity will enjoy greatly extend lifespans or even eliminate “death” all together.

Funny thing is, in my opinion, Copiosis stands a better chance of killing off taxes than those working to kill off death. It doesn’t take technology to find death is a fiction. A mindset shift makes it plain: death is not the tragic event most think it is.

That mindset, that shift in perspective, only comes from an experiential awareness. No amount of words will convince one that death isn’t real. Actual experience though can and often does.

Evidence is subjective

Many people say the same thing about Copiosis. Until they see it with their own eyes, they do not believe creating Copiosis is possible. That’s OK. More people every month find our net benefit framework offers the best option for a bright future. Not just for tax payers, but for everyone and the planet too.

As you can see from the video above, Copiosis is already known around the world in almost every country on the planet. We said from the beginning that not everyone will agree Copiosis offers the best future, the best way forward. Not at first.

But the more results we produce, the more evidence we create, the more people get on board. Not just progressives or lefties, but conservatives too. In the future Copiosis supporters will include, not just the 99 percent, but members of the 1percent and the .01percent. That’s why we believe Copiosis is the future. It offers compelling futures for everyone.

What would you do?

Tax time is here. Imagine what you would do if you did not have to spend, days or weeks in front of TurboTax, Quicken, your accountant or your 1040 telling the government what they need so you can pay or avoid paying your share. Most Americans don’t like paying taxes. Yet they complain about people who get away with paying none.

We believe it’s time all Americans, and everyone else on the planet, pay NO taxes. That can’t happen in America, or elsewhere, today. Too much depends on other people’s money. Including your own. So the government needs its share.

That won’t be the case in the future. Then, tax season will be a long-forgotten chore and that time once spent each year doing your taxes will be yours again.

The Strange Word Where Humans Complain About Others’ Success

No one wants to do this Copiosis
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Tis the season when stress-ladened weeks go into telling the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) how much money we made so the government can take its slice. In Copiosis no one pays taxes, but in this world a lot of time and money ensures the government gets enough of what you make.

This strange world where money ties you to earning a living, which in turn ties several weeks of your time to the IRS every spring, an even stranger thing happens…

The last president caused a stir throughout his administration by withholding his tax returns. Only Trump, his accountants and lawyers really know why. Some say it’s because he paid hardly any taxes. Others think his returns will show how bad a businessperson he is.

Speaking of business, Democrats, particularly Bernie Sanders, used non-tax-paying corporations as their personal whipping boys, claiming, rightly so, that corporations like Amazon and others should pay some taxes if not more than what they pay today, which, in some cases, is zero.

There are many things people don't want to do that they do today. One is working at a job. The other: paying taxes. (Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash)
There are many things people don’t want to do that they do today. One is working at a job. The other: paying taxes. (Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash)

But is this really “rightly so”?

Maybe those who agree with Bernie wax hypocritically when they critique Amazon, rich people and their intent to reduce their tax burdens.

A lot of Americans prepare their taxes specifically intending to pay as little tax as possible. Trump made this clear many times, even though his true statements fell on deaf ears.

When I made six figures, for example, I employed two accountants, not at the same time. Both of them excelled at reducing my tax burden.

Every year I watched amazed as they employed every possible tactic so I paid…not my fair share, but the minimum amount of taxes possible. And all they did was, and still is, legal.

It’s a strange world we live in where everyone is probably doing their best, taking advantage of every tax credit and deduction to minimize their tax. At the same time, these same people complain about others who do what they’re doing, only better.

The thing is, nobody need pay taxes. Instead of complaining about companies and people paying no taxes or not enough, feeling righteous indignation in the fact that we’re right and they’re wrong, let’s just eliminate taxes for everyone.

That can’t be done in the strange world we live in today. But it will be in the world we’re creating at Copiosis.

Usher in the post-government era now.

MAKE GOVERNMENT UNNECESSARY.001Nations with Traditional economies always have government. Do Copiosis Economies have to have a government?  Of course, that depends upon what one means by the word “government.”

Referring to a dictionary, the most appropriate definition we can find is as follows:

5 a: the organization, machinery, or agency through which a political unit exercises authority and performs functions and which is usually classified according to the distribution of power within it.

But there is also 5 b which could be considered:

5b: the complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out in a specific political unit.

[The term “govern” (from 5b) is defined as “to exercise continuous sovereign authority over; especially: to control and direct the making and administration of policy in.”]

In a Traditional Economy that authority comes from the control of force, that is, if you don’t do what they say they can hurt or kill you.  The military and police are the instruments by which this force is organized.  These parts of government play their roles in the expectation of being paid for their services.  There has never been a government in which the military and police were not paid by the “sovereign authority” whether that authority was an individual (king, despot, ruler) or group (the Roman Senate) or legislative body (the English Parliament).

Obviously, the functions of police and the military will be necessary for a Copiosis nation even as it is for Traditional Economy nations.  The police and military of a Copiosis nation will have to be paid.  They will be paid by the Copiosis Organization. But does that organization constitute a government?  Does it “control and direct”?  Does it “exercise authority”?

The Copiosis Organization does not control nor direct nor exercise authority.  Each Volunteer only pays after the fact.  Each pays only for the consequences of the actions of individuals.  Volunteers give no direction.  They give no orders.  They tell no one what to do.  The Volunteers only respond they do not initiate.  The Volunteers have no authority to tell anyone what to do, not even each other.  The Volunteers have no power to punish.  There would be millions of Volunteers in an economy the size of the United States and each would be independent, making up her own mind about whom to pay and how much to pay them.  (Since most Volunteers would be old, there will probably be more women Payers than men.)

What about the “organization” or “machinery through which a political unit exercises authority and performs functions”?  We have already indicated above that those who perform the military and police functions would be paid for doing so but not controlled by those who pay them.  The same would also be true for any other actions by individuals which accomplish those functions of government which produce benefits.  The criminal justice system (beyond the police), for example, would be paid for their actions if those actions result in Net-Benefit.   Judges would be paid based on the consequences of their decisions, not on whether their decisions matched the law.  The same is true for all the other roles individuals play in law enforcement.  It will no longer matter what the law is since the law is neither an excuse nor a justification for any actions.  All that will matter is the consequences of one’s actions.

Therefore, the government will have very little to do.  There will be no laws to pass concerning human behavior since such laws would not be enforced unless their enforcement brought benefits.  But laws would also be unnecessary since if the behavior they require brought benefits then people would already be motivated to act that way.  If the behavior they prohibited caused damage, the behavior would already cost those who did these acts money.  Plus, others would already be trying to prevent those actions even without the law.  The government would have and spend no money at all (and not tax at all) so there would be no appropriations bills.  Various Cabinet posts and their entire departments could cease to exist.  There might be something for the Secretary of State to do but little for the others.  About the only role remaining for government officials would be to represent the nation in relations with the governments of other nations. An important job. But nothing as expansive compared to what we have today.

In many respects one might even consider the result “anarchy.”  But that term merits definition since it is used in many ways.  The definition which fits best for this situation is “absence of government.”  There would be no disorder since disorder would cost a lot of people a lot of money.  No one gets paid for chaos.

Another definition of anarchy is “a utopian society having no government and made up of individuals who enjoy complete freedom.”  That comes near the situation except for that word “utopian.”  The Copiosis society would by no means be a utopia.  There will always be plenty of problems to address and difficulties to overcome.  Mother Nature will see to that even if people get along with each other much better.  But since a Copiosis society would have almost no government and since the individuals of that society would not be constrained by law or the government, one could say they “enjoyed complete freedom.”  Always bearing in mind that behaving irresponsibly would cost those individuals income they might otherwise have gained.

My conclusion is that shortly after the adoption of Copiosis, a nation would experience a rapid withering away of that bureaucracy which we are now pleased to call government while at the same time the functions of government would be performed far better and more dependably than ever.  The whole idea of a government as a controlling or directing agency will come to seem strange and abhorrent.

How to get rid of taxes while keeping excellent public services

END TAXES.001I filed my taxes before the extended COVID deadline this year.  That brings to mind the relationship between a Copiosis citizen and the government of a Copiosis state.

Every nation state in the history of man has used a money represented as a physical object.  Money which is or represents physical object(s) can be taken from you against your will.  It can be used to buy any goods or services from anyone.  Therefore, everyone wants the money you have or might have some day.

The “everyone” includes your government.  From the township or county level through the state to the federal level there are a wide variety of taxes and fees which the various governmental units levy upon citizens and anyone else who happens their way.

This is motivated by the nature of our money and is made possible by the nature of this money. After all governments need your money. In return you get services. Some you probably like. Others, maybe not.

Copiosis economies will not likely have governments. Even if they do (temporarily) will they collect taxes?

Net Benefit Rewards people get and use to consume luxuries is not a physical object and it does not represent a physical object.  When earned, it comes into existence in the Producer’s account. That increase doesn’t come from any other source.

The people whose decisions result in it being there do not lose any of their reward income as a result of crediting the earner’s account.  When the account owner spends it, their Net Benefit Reward is deducted from their account balance.  It is not transferred to another account, it is deducted from the owner’s account.  That’s it.  No more, no less.  Thus NBR spent goes nowhere. It ceases to exist.

Therefore, even if a Copiosis government wanted to take Copiosis “money” from a citizen (or someone else) it couldn’t.  For one, only individual humans own NBR accounts.  There is no “Uncle Sam” account representing the government.  Second, Net Benefit Reward can’t be moved from one account to another.

So how does government pay its bills?

The government has no bills.  The Copiosis “government” has no Net Benefit Reward Account and no budget.  The Copiosis government cannot loan or borrow Net Benefit Reward.  If some office of government needs a desk for performing its paper work and someone chooses to give to that office worker a desk and if that worker uses that desk to do work which deserves to be rewarded, the person who providing the desk will also be rewarded.

So long as that desk is useful in producing benefits to others, the person who gave the desk will be rewarded.  The office worker doesn’t pay that person.  The government doesn’t pay that person.  The Copiosis algorithm does.

What about the persons who provided the wood and metal and tools to make the desk? What about those who contributed labor making it?

Yes, they get rewarded in the same way. Those who moved the desk from the desk factory to the office get rewarded too.  The person using the desk also gets rewarded. So in essence why does “government” need money?

Functions government does today get better in Copiosis because those “desk people” get rewarded only when that government function creates Net Benefit.  Enforcing rules just for the sake of created government revenue produces no benefit. Red tape produces no benefit.  Being rude or insolent to citizens needing services reduces Net Benefit.

In other words, the better job that worker does, the more NBR the worker gets and the more all those who contributed to that work getting done get too.  Workers who do well will have suppliers of equipment and other resource providers asking them to accept their materials.  Workers who perform poorly find they have nothing to work with and someone else does the work in their place.

(As an aside, there would be remarkably few government workers since there would be almost nothing for the government to do but, that’s a subject for some other article. Suffice it to say this is why there likely are no governments of any kind in Copiosis.)

So what taxes are collected?  What about import or export taxes?  Nope.  No taxes of any kind. What about property tax?  No taxes of any kind.  What about inheritance tax?  No taxes of any kind 😊.  What about…No taxes of any kind at any time for any reason by any level of government under any circumstances.

Government in a Copiosis economy has no taxes, no need for taxes, and no means by which to collect taxes because everything happens in Copiosis without needing taxes.

I hope that’s clear.  NO TAXES.