In fact, I'd be a main contributor to the economy and game industry by saving my money and allowing legitimate banks and businessmen to discuss plans for future investment. Who knows, there maybe an entrepreneur who is interested in developing great video games or MMOs. Though, it is possible I may just spend the extra money and live a much better life style. Regardless, paying taxes is nothing but another form of coercion and theft. Sadly, since its the government that's forcing me and others to pay, even when society believes it's okay. It's okay for the government to print and steal money but it's not okay for an individual or group of persons to do the same thing. Talk about a double standard. For society to function it needs to impose all laws to everyone, including the government itself.
Even today I often ask myself what society would be like if we didn't have to pay so many taxes and if the government didn't devalue the dollar. I would imagine a world where people are responsible, mainly because they're forced to be held accountable for their actions. Someone doesn't have enough money for retirement? Well sounds like the person didn't plan well throughout his or her working years. But at least in that situation I wouldn't be forced to pay for their bad decisions. But even then with a much higher valued dollar I would imagine that video games would not costs anywhere near the amount of labor hours as it does now.
For those working around minimum wage, in order to purchase a video game at $60 they may need to work almost an entire eight hour shift assuming they're making around $9 an hour (including paying taxes) and for someone making twice that they will need to work almost four hours. I would imagine it would take two or four hours of work to purchase a $60 video game if the dollar had not lose 95% of its value. But then again I can make the same case for just about everything including, cars, gas, homes, computers, TVs and etc. For certain it would have taken us less labor hours (thanks to technology) to afford any of those items. I know, it's the sad but harsh truth, If only we were able to keep the money the government stole and inflated from us would life be so much better.