The census is approaching. Promotional videos have recently been introduced to convince people that counting is a necessary thing. However, no, this is not the case.
Go to the nearest electrician and ask there how they order washing machines and televisions from the warehouse. Go to your local drug dealer and ask how and how much he orders cigarettes, newspapers and so on.
Then ask them how the census of ten years will help them to do that. They'll probably tell you it's useless. They will find out the necessary specific data themselves, for their money. They don't need your taxes to do that.
Who cares how many TVs, washing machines or private planes you have? Who cares what your religious faith, if any?
Nothing to anyone.
Euro subsidies and subsidies
It is said that we have to add up because of subsidies from the EU. So that the EU knows what and where to redistribute our money.
It is therefore clear that the census (houses and flats) is a relic from the days of dictatorships and totalitarianism, when state planning commissions or absolute rulers decided to a greater or lesser extent on an even redistribution of confiscated wealth, namely poverty. There is no census tool free state, where free citizens live, who freely decide what, where and how to buy, how they satisfy their needs, how they act.
If the EU really needs the census so much, it is very clear that the EU is not a free organization. We do not live in a free federation.
If entrepreneurs need a census, as the vice-president of the Confederation of Industry and Transport is trying to tell us in one spot, let those entrepreneurs pay for a representative survey on their own. If entrepreneurs really need this data, the census is just a subsidy for those entrepreneurs, a subsidy that the rest of us will pay again.
It is not at all outrageous that a census is being held, but it is even worse that there is a penalty of up to 10 crowns for non-participation.
In other words, for maintaining your privacy, for refusing subsidies to entrepreneurs and the centrally-managing tendencies of the EU, for rejecting heaven-called state inefficiencies, when the state already has a lot of data, but is not able to collect it on its own, you get fine of up to ten thousand crowns.
The census is a privacy tax. Just as income tax reduces our income, privacy tax reduces our privacy - either you get summed up and reveal the color of your shorts (panties), or you pay. These are regular incendiary.
It is a morally disgusting and reprehensible act. It is nothing more than a relic of an authoritarian state that deserves the utmost contempt. It is disgusting that must be rejected.
In principle, we actually pay taxes (we have our money collected) in order for events to take place, for the rejection of which the state wants to forcibly fine us once again. This is absurd!
I came across the argument that sociologists need that data, so we have to add up.
I'm sorry, but I really don't care what sociologists need or not. Sociologists are people like everyone else, they are not a privileged group. They have no greater right to my tax money than anyone other than entrepreneurs.
I don't care what sociologists need. If they need a census, let them organize it, let them pay for it. If they offer 500 CZK or a thousand (of their own) for filling in the form, I believe that they will get a very clear representative sample of the population - most people would fill out the form for them.
In its monetary expression (fine for non-completion), the census is de facto not only a tax on privacy, but also a tax on capital. The tax that led to M. Thatcher in 1990.
Many of the things that defend the census have a much cheaper and simpler solution - deregulation and the market. There will be enough kindergartens if we deregulate kindergartens and abolish the state's role in this sector. It is also possible to solve the problem with (insufficient) hospitals and others.
The census is thus a tool for state planning commissions or for absolutist monarchs who decide on the redistribution of wealth, where everyone has the same nothing. A citizen of a free state does not need a census. My drug dealer doesn't need to know how many people live on his street, let alone the country, to buy supplies. My employer also doesn't de facto need the same data to invest - and if he does, he will pay for that data with his money, not yours.
So now the question is what country we live in. If in relatively free, I do not know why we add. However, if in any form of dictatorship, I fully understand the importance that the census states attach to. He needs to add up the exact numbers in order to give us poverty.
I want to live in a free country. What country do you want to live in?
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