Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Almost all the people that were needed for me to think my thoughts, put them into words, compose sentences... were compensated, unless they were slaves or their labor was stolen in other ways.
If you buy something, besides the direct taxes paid at the time of sale, added to the product cost is the cost to transport the product. In that cost to transport the product are taxes that support the roads and to buy a truck and to have a person drive that truck. And it goes on and on.
When I buy a computer I paid directly for the computer, but I am also indirectly paying for the infrastructure to support the manufacture and education system that produced that computer. So yes, I am typing this computer on the backs of millions of people's work through the ages to the present but I am paying for their efforts.
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