Originally Posted by OhSoClose
Hmmm. Have you ever heard of any country anywhere that only had private jobs and no government jobs. Nope. I mean, if it was possible to have no government, they would have done it somewhere, right? Regardless of how much you may dislike government, many of those gov't jobs are necessary to support the private sector. That's because the private sector is dependent on government workers -- yeah, the policemen, firemen, soldiers, court personnel -- for a society in which the private sector guys can do their "productive" stuff. Of course, you can probably think of some government job that seems to have no value. I certainly can. But the idea that there is no government job that has any economic value makes little sense -- except, perhaps, in some Utopian fantasy.
Well for social control you're going to end up getting a government at some point anyway. If people could stay to themselves and not try to control other people we wouldn't have nearly as many HOAs and blue laws.
The most prosperous country in the Caribbean is the British virgin islands. They have no sales, individual, or corporate t.ax. The same with the UAE.
Switzerland and Singapore also have very low tax rates for residents and businesses.