I paid the government the $3200 or so I owed it today, with a whole day or so to spare. I had a rather interesting conversation with the clerk at the bank, who said something about my not wanting to pay "the government," and I said, "Eh, it's not so bad. I like the stuff I get for paying taxes. I've probably used that much in doctor's appointments last year alone. So fair's fair." He got this wonderful "I didn't think of that before" sort of look on his face, said, "Yeah, that's fair," and handed me my slip back.
Hello friends here to read the "How to Argue..." series. My spoons
took a wrong toin at Albuquoique and there's just no way I'm going to be able to write anything else today. Fear not, I shall return with more argument analysis anon. In the meantime, go read Streetcars -- a simple thought experiment