dagNotes: taxes hurt job creation (common delusions)
I’ve always wondered what “job creation” is supposed to be and just what it has to do with taxes. You could also ask, what is “taxes”? After all, a tax and “taxes” have nothing common. One is a noun describing a social process, the other is an imaginary representation of a social process.
Taxes used the way so many people do is a real conundrum. It’s a singular plurality, first of all, and insists we can talk about something that is very complex in a narrow and simplistic manner. It’s a pejorative, to be sure. It represents nothing about what a tax implies or explicitly addresses. It’s a purely ideological concept, illustrating a covert complexity and political opacity, that is used in a common sense manner. That it calls on common sense within discourse is a sign that its use admits a lack of desire to discuss real conditions of existence.