Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar . . .

Via National Review Online comes this study, paid for by the taxpayers. Now, at long last, we know why some people think lower taxes are better than higher taxes. Witness this bit of nonsensical psychobabble:
Extreme resistance to governmental taxation and authority is derived, according to Freud's theory of anal characterology, from premature and harshly coercive toilet training, in which a child is forced unfairly and against its will to surrender the products of his eliminations (which represent money, among other things, in the unconscious) to parental authority. Among these individuals anal eroticism plays a significant role in the psychogenesis of paranoia and conspiracy theorizing, which may represent a defense mechanism erected against repressed fears of passive submission.
Yes, I am sure that is it.


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