Island of the Blind

I am not piling on, tax avoidance, tax evasion, shadow economies exist everywhere. The USA leads most lists. In 2011 Greece did not even make a top ten list of countries with tax collection trouble.

I used to check the Christian Science Monitor every day. I have not for a few years now. When I read about the current troubles in Greece the story below just pops up in my head. It’s from a few years back when I got a daily dose of CSM.

So I provided a link for you to check it out.

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2012/0430/Greek-island-of-the-blind-More-like-island-of-welfare-cheats

This from the Post just to round things out, from 2012.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/07/09/how-greek-tax-evasion-sunk-the-global-economy/

Mike

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