DISCUSSION: Virtual players skin animals to create valuable items. This generates wealth (lines 23-25). Real life fisherman gather fish, which produces a good which can be eaten or sold.
So both activities generate wealth using labour. One is virtual, one is real. The second passage suggests that such activities should not be taxed unless and until the good is sold. (lines 45-51)
- “The latter” is fishing. Lines 45-51 say that fish is “property”. By any normal definition of the word, property is a form of wealth.
- CORRECT. Read lines 45-51 for the full picture. The author only mentions fishing because it is similar to generating wealth online. (Lines 23-25 say that skinning animals online creates wealth.)
- Lines 50-51 say that creating wealth online should not be taxed.
- The author thinks neither gathering fish nor generating wealth online should be taxed. (lines 45-51)
- The fishing in line 49 is real world fishing.
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