THE TAX SYSTEM EXPLAINED IN TERMS OF BEER
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten
comes to $100...
If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
So, that's what they decided to do.
The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the
arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve ball. "Since
you are all such