"If modern libertarianism is just a fever dream of turning America into New Mexico, then just what is "wealth taxation is theft" really about? What message are radical free-marketers conveying without stating it specifically? What would be “free from theft” if the dreams of radical free-marketers came true? Well, if taxation is theft, who’s the thief? Who’s the victim? Who benefits?"
Which senior official wrote this op-ed is less important than the possibility that any senior official inside this administration could have written it. On the flip-side, Cabinet Secretaries lining up to say “I didn’t do it” like antsy first-graders adds another layer of paranoia and absurdity to the Trump White House vibe.