Re: taxation vs economic activity
@ bombastic bob
I think you should have added to your comment that the state/country need tax money to provide affordable education and health care, for roads and bridges and more. Have a listen* to this by John Oliver, as the saying goes socialism is for big business and the rich while capitalism is for the rest of the population.
* slightly reluctantly as I don't much care for his voice, but the team behind him doing the research is good.