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