``Today, individuals are still grouped by whatever nation-state happens to claim one as a citizen. But what is a citizen? Being a citizen of today's nation-states has no relation to being a citizen of a Greek city-state, or even the early Roman republic -- the places where the concept arose. A citizen today is no more than a tax slave, really. He doesn't in any way control, or even mildly influence, the fate of his country. He is really just a serf who is forced to hand over 50% of whatever he earns to be disposed of by his rulers -- or else be punished severely. This is one of the most stupid ways imaginable for people to group themselves, if you ask me.''

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