I realize the point has been made in the forum that any form of taxation is forced collection and distribution of wealth by governments at the point of a gun. I think that is a fair and relevant point and must be taken into consideration. However, I am finding this discussion by Henry George, based upon the work of Ricardo, of interest, as it helps show how the current tax system is gamed for the elite. This video provides a good introduction into the issues, and demonstrates the complexity built into the system that disguises the deception.
_________________ "For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root." David Thoreau (1817-1862)