Having just reviewed my 2009 tax returns, I was in an appropriate frame of mind to enjoy this article from the New York Times Magazine (March 29, 2009) about the tax-denial movement. Nobody likes paying taxes, but some people take this emotion to extremes, including one man who went so far as to send a firebomb to the I.R.S., for which he went to prison. People who do not believe in paying taxes have crafted a number of ingenious and sometimes bizarre arguments to support their position. These arguments unusually lose in court, but as soon as one argument loses favor, another one is put forth and enjoys temporary popularity until it too is shot down. The article offers fascinating insights into the motivations of individuals who believe passionately that the federal government does not have the power to tax them.