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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 cospaia.se where they try to inject the issue of liberty into the discourse. 

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