When people like Cristóbal López and his partner, Fabián de Sousa , both accused of a huge tax fraud, are freed, (just like that, overnight), the average Argentine citizen, the one who can hardly make ends meet, the one who pays his taxes regularly (and seldom sees any derived benefit, other than a clear conscience), the man in the street (i.e. a well read one) is reminded of Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Civil Disobedience”, an argument for disobedience to an unjust state. Why not launch something like“Fiscal Disobedience”, I wonder. There’s obviously no punishment for the Big Fish. Now if you or me open up a kiosk and don’t comply with all the regulations, the weight of the law crushes us to pieces. Fair play? Far from it. Foul play. Definitely.
Published on Buenos Aires Times