- Dec 2018
- New England
My scenario is no more fictitious than yours.You illustrate a problem of statism, not libertarianism
Or more correctly, the fact that statism creates problems that libertarianism cannot solve is a flaw in statism, not libertarianism.
The problem with your scenario is that IT would have no way not to freeload. As soon as he leaves his house, he's on a tax-funded road. if he moves to the mountains, he can live off the land and avoid using any tax-supported resources. But there is no way he can avoid the protection offered by the military.
But your scenario is completely fictitious. Neither IT, nor anyone else "agrees" to government tax and spend, because there is no meaningful way to disagree with it.
You described a scenario where one is not compelled to pay taxes. I described a version of that scenario where some voluntarily agree to do so and some do not; it seems to me in that case that those who do not pay taxes can effectively freeload on the work done by others. Do you agree that is the case or do you not?