Hi , jus to annotate your necessarily fine grained and straight defined ' Essay ' of ' How things could establish ' :
Do you come from Germany ? If so , the ElStEr ( El
klärung Software and Program could be a term you run into - it allows german tax payers to do it over-all digitally , by now actually there is also no need anymore to store the prints for transactions | contracts | etc ; They can be taken as a shot via Smart-Phone and are accordingly processed via OCR ( Optical Chracter Recognition ) .
As you stated :
''' So to keep a reasonable government running (to do only the things that society deems are necessary to be handled by a institution with a monopoly on that particular task) every citizen would be asked to pay a universal flat tax of 10% regardless of income. You could register a "tax paying" bitcoin address with the government, go online, log in, pay your yearly taxes and tell the government to go shove it and start doing something useful with that money - "build me some roads" ''' :
In Germany we have ( since the wall was teared down in '89 - thanks Mr. David Hasselhoff
) the ' Solidaritäts-Zuschlag ' - a non-free-not-tax-but-due--UNIVERSAL-FLAT-PSEUDO-TAX of officially around 2 to 3 percent , realistically around 11 Percent , because it was split into a bunch of counter-reacting premises that fullfill the work without being in need to officially raise the amount ; That would have been such a bad press , that even the government behind the government ( BMG | Bertelsmann Media Group / Stiftung ) who is the maxime lobby director behind the curtains ,would have had problems to wash it pure . They found a way . And as always in Germany -- Whatever you think of out there in your world , in the german world it is done without asking , backed by the government . - Son anything you stated here is real for years , partly decades .
In general , since ' Schäuble ' ( well known politician , once was stabbed with a knife at a CDU voter parties proclamation by a woman ( until today - no official statement why exactly ) , since then paraplegic and tragically he gained such an amount of might ( near magic ) a.k.a. political power that he has straightened the whole system up to a fully functional state as defined by your terms . This is reality . I live in it .
But , do not wonder if you ask 10 different people in Germany , you get 10 different opinions and you must be lucky to run into one that follows the political warfare delivering our luxury economy .
The thing is , all this avtually happens , and as far as i know : Germany is the only Nation on this planet that has the power to do and already does .
Just some thoughts to be added , coz i think it is worthy to respect them when ( hopefully ) someone tries to eliminate the backdoors , so the watchmen can be watched again .
At the moment , we should push the Bit-Coin-Processing with all effort to the max .
P.s.: In Germany you do not need to start a campaign against the regime to be observed and visited by guys with blue plastics ; Believe me ( tragically had to say - it is for real ) : In this state of mind of our nation we live in a golden cage .
How that belongs to this Forum and especially your article ? Think about it . Maybe you find a niche to start a digital revolt , because that is what will happen . The Question is : Who will steer this Revolt ? The BND ( Bundes-Nachrichten-Dienst ) alias The Observer alias The Watchmen alias the most efficient processing of Secrecies alias the Europol Director ?
To all you guys - You really should take a look what Germany has had already established when bitcoin was ' invented ' - most of the ideas coming up here are already in hands of the monopolist .
Thanks for the Interest .