1993-10-20 - Re: why anon bank acct?

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From: owen@autodesk.com (D. Owen Rowley)
To: trebor@foretune.co.jp
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UTC Datetime: 1993-10-20 18:42:34 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 20 Oct 93 11:42:34 PDT

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From: owen@autodesk.com (D. Owen Rowley)
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 93 11:42:34 PDT
To: trebor@foretune.co.jp
Subject: Re: why anon bank acct?
Message-ID: <9310201823.AA04755@lux.YP.acad>
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  > From: "Robert J. Woodhead" <trebor@foretune.co.jp>
  > Not at all.  I recognise that, however inefficient, taxes pay to maintain
 > the legal and physical environment that makes my life more comfortable.
 > There are many oppressive things about governments, but _by_and_large_
 > the US government is one of the least oppressive, and the vast majority
 > of the people who work in it are honest and well-intentioned.

I don't know if I'd go so far as to say that myself.
But the reality is that no matter how much some of us would like
to replace the current government with a more libertarian one,
or how much we would like to see the current government back off from
its current course, its not gonna happen.

 > What I hope comes out of groups like cypherpunks are ways to make the
 > government better and more responsive to the needs of the citizenry
 > (in other words, some good checks and balances), rather than petty
 > ways to avoid a few bucks in taxes.  Rather than aspire to join the
 > alleged clique of rich and powerful tax evaders, might it not be better
 > to aspire to develop techniques that both maintain privacy but guaran-
 > tee that they have to pay their share of the load.  Hint: develop
 > something that makes it worth their while.

exactly, this is exactly what I have been getting at.

LUX ./. owen