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Taxation and Theft, Viking Style

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09/29/2020Peter Strömberg

When Vikings robbed their victims, they often called the booty gjald (debt) as if the stolen goods were repayment for a service provided by the robbers.

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Original Article: "Taxation and Theft, Viking Style​".

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Peter Strömberg

Peter Strömberg is a liberty advocate trying to survive in Sweden, in an air almost devoid of the ideas of freedom. Don’t feel sorry for him, though. With a loving wife and five kids, his life has no lack of joy. Recently Peter, together with a bunch of similarly conditioned Swedes, took their fight for freedom to the Swedish part of the web, launching where they try to inject the issue of liberty into the discourse. 

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