On The Intricacies Of Taxes

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: Many economists suggest turning left toward socialism and raising taxes on capital in the entire world simultaneously. How realistic is this?

Answer: This will not help. Any action that does not facilitate unity among people will turn out to be disruptive. It will show you that you took the wrong course of action. The only action that can be beneficial is one leading to unity.

Today, in order to make any economic and government reform, you need to consider the laws of the integral system. You have to push and pull the world toward integrality, toward unity. This is the only way you can reach success. Otherwise, nothing will work out.

That is why it is not about taxes and laws, but about the approach. By taking money away from the rich and giving it to the poor, are you really strengthening unity? Let’s say you distribute all capital equally and even the rich were left happy. However, the very next day, you will see that what you have achieved is complete failure. On the material level, your reform was large scale and effective, but its spiritual effect has remained zero. This zero will return to you in a negative sense.

Today, the world only needs unity. It must become similar to the Creator. Have you helped it on the path to unity? This is what the whole question is about.

In the worst case, if there is no other way out, people will be led toward unity by means of misfortunes and catastrophes. During a war, everyone unites. This is well known. If you don’t want it the good way, you will be forced in the bad way.

This is the requirement of the forces of nature: Today, you have to be more united with others than yesterday. You haven’t united? Well, then you will be pushed by the corresponding amount. This pressure may appear as poverty or, perhaps, in war, epidemics, and other disasters.

Daily development is defined by the growth in unity that we have reached. This is the only criterion. The actions themselves are not important. The action even may look negative, but if it leads toward unity, its result will bring benefit, at the end of which you will gain a greater correspondence to nature.

Nature nurtures us toward unity either by suffering or by the kind path if you want it. So, taxation on its own has no meaning. The key is to support the mutual guarantee and to build your calculations in the same way that it is done in a family. We need mutual care for the well-being of the home and the world. Then, everything will be in order.

This means that first of all, you need to come to a consensus in the entire nation of those who are interested in the existence of the country including the rich and the poor. You can only move forward by way of education, without any pushing or forcing.

There is a place for everything: religion, beliefs, and the right and left points of view. Let everyone remain with his “heritage.” He must accept only one principle: We are all one family, one nation, and nobody is setting out to kill anyone.

You can have a different point of view than I do, but we still live in one home, and we only have one “pie” for all of us. So, let’s divide it with the maximum benefit for everyone.
From the 5th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/8/2011, “The Peace”

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