Dr. Gary North writes:

A major secret of successful taxation is to make it painless. To do this, taxes must be hidden. Governments tax output up the entire supply chain. The sellers collect the tax. The public does not perceive this.

This British video gets this idea across: we are taxed all day. It does not get across the idea that this is done through value-added taxes on production, all along the supply chain.


Dr. North adds:

The public needs to lose faith in the wisdom of the governments that impose taxes. Humor is a way to undermine this faith. It reminds voters that they are carrying a lot of dead weight. It does not get better over time. It gets worse.

And here’s another one, from Canada this time:

And here’s the last one (thanks again to Dr. North for these YouTube links), coz we can all do with a laff:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRgB2eeHZEw&feature=fvw