The Best of Social Anarchism :

“Paying Taxes: It’s Just Routine”

The full article is not available online, but the summary abstract is included below for reference.

What begins as a discussion about the utility of taxes ends up as an indictment of bureaucracy. In detailing a life that spans from clerical work to prison internment, Meyerding offers first-hand accounts of how routine procedures — a hallmark of productive efficiency — are a dehumanizing force that allows individuals to absolve themselves of a sense of responsibility for the collective consequences of their actions.

Originally published in issue 13.

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