Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Tax Burdens Around the World

MSN has an interesting article and chart detailing tax burdens around the world.

It is interesting to see how different countries reward or punish tax-wise marriage and having children. For instance, Australia, Iceland, and the United States all have double digit tax drops if one is married and has children.

Turkey and Mexico, with their quickly growing populations, have no tax break for marriage and children.

On the flip side Greece actually increases the tax burden; while France, Germany, and Hungary have high-taxes with only a superficial drop. For some reason some parts of Europe are actively encouraging negative population "growth" via abortion, high-taxes, and destruction of horizontal social controls. If these countries wish to survive they may want to start rethinking their strategy.


Category: GeoInfo

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