The quest for happiness has been man's obsession since time immemorial, but if anything it has proven a most elusive of goals. But now we finally have the secret. The landmark discovery was made by Lord Layard, a British Labour peer and a professor emeritus at the London School of Economics. The last section of a long article in London's Sunday Times reports that the professor found that the road to human happiness leads through high taxation.
This is no joke. According to the good lord, high taxes will hold us back 'from an even more fevered way of life,' and this — as you may guess — will make us happy. Do you now realize how misguided we were to complain about and resist taxation? We were grumbling about the unfairness and pain of it all the while were should have been jumping with bliss and joy. But now that it has been explained to us, we will not make the same mistake again. Next time around we may even ask our government to take still more. What would we not do for our happiness?
It is truly embarrassing to remember that there were times when we thought that many among those leftist pointy—headed elitists may be fools. This revolutionary finding made by one of their own shows us just how wrong we were. After all, who except the most brilliant among us could have figured out that higher taxes are the key to that great aspiration that has been eluding mankind for so long?
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