Canada's first big scandal surfaced in 1873, well before the feds even began collecting income tax. The whole thing could have been avoided, of course, by not building the railway at all. That would have been interesting.
The stuff of corruption is not the existence of government per se, but power. When someone finds a way to actually dissipate power itself in the public arena instead of just pretending to and calling it minarchism or libertarianism or whatever, I'll be willing to revisit it as an option. Until then, I'm more interested in the way matters prevail in the real world.
??? Don't like being put on ignore, huh?
Um, so who's a libertarian?