(I will defend this to my dying day, so argue with me at my peril!!! :wink In America, our social infrastructure is built upon taxation. (Schools, roads, welfare, law enforcement/public peace, safety, etc. etc.) When communities have a BALANCE between taxation and services rendered, you have a stable, safe community. Some "rich" communities have an excess of taxes vs. services rendered which makes them extra-safe. But when this balance is disturbed, you have undesirable communities -- such as drug-crime neighborhoods, slums, etc. etc. A major problem in America is that there are "industries" that not only escape taxation, but which directly CAUSE expenditure of tax-payer money: -- Illegal drugs: This is a triple-drain/loss on our economy: (1) neither side pays sales tax on street drugs, (2) we spend gazillions to support the "war on drugs" and to house drug lords AND innocent pot-puffers in jail, (3) a large percent of the homeless are ex-druggies. -- Prostitution: Prostitution is illegal in most states... but that never stopped it from being practiced. Nooooo.... let's spend millions of dollars "fighting" it -- let's have undercover cops stalking the streets and sniffing around men's rooms looking for naughty senators. MEANTIME, the women/men who work in the profession don't have health care or any benefits... yet they (more than any other profession) ought to have OHSA regulations for health and safety. But noooooo..... it's immoral! Let's just spread disease and let those horrible whores get hurt and maimed. Jeez. -- Gambling: Gambling is EVIL! Ban it!! Meantime, all those American-Indian casinos... hey! They're owned by the same corporations as in Las Vegas... but with one big difference... the Indian ones don't have to pay taxes! Whopeeeee!!!! Meantime, the Native American Indians only get a pittance of the monies raked in. -- Sweat shops and slave labor. Agriculture is a big one. Hey -- think of all the money saved when you don't have to pay employee tax, worker's comp, or health benefits. And who benefits?!!! Well, it certainly isn't the immigrant worker or the small farmer. But SOMEBODY benefits. (Ever notice the price of a god damned lemon at the supermarket?!!) MEANTIME... schools have to take in the immigrant's children, the hospitals can't turn away the bleeding bodies or Johnny with the 105 fever, and when little Maria gets pregnant her baby is raised on welfare, and meantime, when Jose and Alberto fail ninth grade, they enroll in a gang and there goes the neighborhood. We need to: A) abolish "morality laws" as unconstitutional B) totally rethink our taxation/corporation laws. I think "A" is the biggest problem in America because we simultaneously lose/expend billions of tax dollars chasing an unconstitutional, goody-goody dream that is contrary to human nature.