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Shachar's fundamental insight is to suggest treating the material benefits of citizenship as a form of property. That recasts citizenship as an inheritance...that ought to be taxed...For those who would argue that it is repellent to pay for your birthright—a sort of head tax in reverse—Shachar attacks the notion that citizenship is a natural right. How, she asks, could anything based on the artificial construct of national borders be natural? A child born in one spot has a chance in the Dominican Republic. If she's born a few feet the other way, she's trapped for life in the desolation of Haiti...For those living comfortably on the socially conscious left, Shachar has raised the bar on the discussion of equality.
— Cathal Kelly