By Fjodor on Sep. 3, 2009.
In essence, it’s an explanation of the US tax system, explained in the setting of “beer for 10 people” by a professor in economics.
While one may (rightfully) question the quality of a great many slashdot comments, I find this one rather profound.
I’d say it could be adapted to many other countries’ tax schemes with an equivalent conclusion – perhaps because politicians worldwide seem to be more eager to please the readers of daily newspapers, than to listen to sensible science…
Update 11:12 – link fixed. Thank you Thode :-$