Practiced throughout the world: Shadow Commerce is the Real Economy

Real Economy : Shadow economy  under the table

Real Economy : Shadow economy under the table / source: batr.org

”People are running out of patience when it comes to finding a job and losing income,
so it’s not that surprising to have workers take jobs that are in the shadow economy.”

  • Real economy must be based upon voluntary transactions.
  • The taxman would have you believe that voluntary transactions in cash constitute a black market.
  • The black market is considered a subset of the informal economy, of which 1.8 billion people worldwide are employed.[1]
  • Statutory courts have ruled that a government can virtually tax any transaction.
  • The creation of statutory obligations would be violating the Natural Law and the natural rights of individuals.
  • Governments designed the imposed partnership split (reported as GDP).
  • The Question is: Where is the enforceable contract?

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“To be controlled in our economic pursuits means
to be controlled in everything.”
Friedrich Hayek,
The Road to Serfdom

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Underground Commerce is the Real Economy

By James Hall
batr.org
April 2, 2014

As the deadline for filing yearly income taxes is rapidly approaching, businesses especially hard pressed to make a profit in a depressed economy struggle with their tax compliance. Reporting legitimate deductions and costs is the easy part. When you are losing money, disclosing a diminished income stream based upon lower margins, is not a difficult decision. Nevertheless, small enterprises burdened with government regulation costs and tax obligations, often are unable to conduct business and retain a net return. Self-proprietorships frequently are so scared that many look to the cash underground economy to hide income earnings.

This shadow commerce, practiced throughout the world, is the real economy. Actually, in the United States, tax compliance is quite high by comparison. With the acceptance of instruments of credit, the banking system has become more of a tax reporting service than a financier of a healthy economy. The taxman would have you believe that voluntary transactions in cash constitute a black market in illegal dealing. Casting the dispersion of seedy activities upon the motivation to subsist is a common practice of governmental revenue agents.

Building upon this attitude, a deceptive title to a USA report, $2 trillion underground economy aids recovery, would have you think constructive criticism returned to the mainstream press. Sorry to disappoint, you can always count on the Gannett media to be a government mouthpiece.

“Shadow economies are usually associated with illegal activity, such as drug dealing. But anecdotal evidence indicates that off-the-books work in today’s job market includes personal and domestic workers, such as housekeepers and nannies.” (…)

By any reasonable standard, the real economy must be based upon voluntary transactions. Government extortion practitioners design the imposed partnership split, which is reported as the Gross Domestic Product economy. Tax collection is the habitual occupation of government. When tax penalties, onerously inflicted upon individuals for merely conducting business escalate, the natural result is that the engine of commerce slows. (…)

Read the full article HERE.

 Waiting under the table, by darwin Bell, San Francisco, USAWaiting under the table, by darwin Bell, San Francisco, USA / Wiki Commons *

Reference:

1. Neuwirth, Robert (August 18, 2011). “Global Bazaar: Street Markets and Shantytowns Forge the World’s Urban Future Shantytowns, favelas and jhopadpattis turn out to be places of surprising innovation”. Scientific American: 56–63. Retrieved 2012-03-05. (source Wikipedia)

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