What is required is ‘Bringing out the collective effort’.
Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) is one such regulation introduced by the government that encourages its people to come together and help themselves. Giving them the required Independence.
Taxes are a part of this collective effort. In Kosala Rajya, it is said that the people enjoyed their independence, at the same time they did the pay their taxes. Taxes back then were 1/6th of their earnings. And none eluded them, no matter what. There is an interesting anecdote around the way the subjects felt about the taxes levied.
When Rama was in forest exile, he still held his rightful state of affairs, as he was in-charge of the forest welfare.
When the inhabitants of the forests, who were mainly the Rishi’s met Rama, they willed to pay tax in their own way. Now, the sages were not hoarding money, but the tapas (sacrificial offerings) were theirs to say. Hence they promised Lord Rama, that they are happy to contribute 1/6th of their sacrificial offerings to the welfare or well-being of the Kingdom.
‘Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much’ goes the saying. To have something incredible we need to contribute something from our end.