"Rich or poor, nobody should be forced to pay more than 10% of their income to the government."
"When the government taxes commerce, it is consuming the seed instead of the harvest."
"Personal liberty can be achieved more quickly through promoting economic freedom
than by fostering democracy in tribal states."
The Astonishing Hypothesis is that "You," your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of
personal identity and free will, are in fact no more than the behavior of a vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated
molecules. As Lewis Caroll's Alice might have phrased it: "You're nothing but a pack of neurons." This hypothesis is so alien
to the ideas of most people alive today that it can truly be called astonishing.
... From The Astonishing Hypothesis, The Scientific Search For The Soul by Francis Crick
(1962 Nobel Laureate and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA)