More specifically, I am talking about the rent of natural resources. If you don't want government to have the rent – as a replacement for taxation – then we could just have the government collect the rent of land, place all that money into a giant chest and sink it in the deepest ocean. The point being, that peoples income (potential consumption) should be a reflection of their production. But that is not possible when part of society is receiving income just for being privileged to stop others from using land. Taking the rent of land in taxation and burning it would at least restore the balance that an individuals consumption would be regulated by his production.