Monday, May 28, 2007

The adjusted tax freedom day

May 26th was the tax freedom day in Brazil. In the UK the date is celebrated next week and in Sweden only in August.
Does this mean that Brazilians are in a better situation than the British or Swedes? I do not think so. Therefore, I propose the adjusted tax freedom day: the quality of public services in Brazil is so poor, that we have to go private. So, the values that the Brazilians spend on private health, basic education and security should be added to the tax burden in order to calculate the adjusted tax-freedom day. It is not difficult to calculate and it would provide more precise indicator of the relation between society and State in Brazil.

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