America needs more taxes

The more value a country has, the more it has to tax. The United States has a massive economy. It has so, so much to tax. What’s┬ácomparison with other countries who have so much less to tax? How do the US compare in terms of how much we have (GDP) versus what the tax is?

Behold.

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A Coup Either Way

Turkey was doomed once the coup began. Either there would be rule by a military dictator who seized control or there would be rule by a democratically elected dictator who seized control. The coup cut both ways. As soon as it began, democracy itself was the toll.