Death and Taxes

“I like to pay taxes; with them, I buy civilization.”
–Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841–1935)

And what do you know: the world is a lot less civilized than in his time.

Holmes retired from the Court at the age of 90 years, making him the oldest Justice in the Supreme Court’s history. No, that’s not the “death” part of the title. See yesterday’s item for that.

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