Re: Stateless Persons

Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko (
Fri, 02 Jan 1998 14:53:13 -0500

At 23:31 12/28/97 -0700, Juan Vaquer Jr. wrote:

>The United States Internal Revenue Service (the dread IRS) will collect taxes
>even on Americans abroad and on any persons or legal entities generating
>income within this country, regardless of their immigration or naturalization
It's quite interesting; it seems fair that a person should not have his income taxed
by more than one territorial authority. If there should be one taxing authority, that
must be either the one where the person lives, *or* the one where he has his citizenship.
The IRS seems to want money in both cases.
In Russia now different authorities often demand taxes from a business whose total
exceeds 100%. So nobody conducts business legally...

On the name for the non-territorial entity: "Earthlings" and other global sounding names
do not seem appropriate, as they imply uniqueness of this entity. Some day there will be
many of them though, with names reflecting their origins and goals. Names like "First
Distributed Republic" or "Unbound Extropians" may be more appropriate.

Alexander Chislenko <>