Taxes are all around
By Alberto Mingardi
The Lithuanian Free Market Institute has long been one of the most energetic think tanks in Europe. They are also one of the few free-market organizations, among the European ones, that have a thoroughly broad and diversified base. Lithuania is a small state, and LFMI, which has been active for more than 20 years, is a lively presence to its citizens. I first heard of them from a friend of mine, a prominent classical liberal professor, who was traveling to Lithuania for other reasons and just learned of their existence through an advertisement in the in-flight magazine on the plane.
LFMI has thus a good incentive to be creative and communicate not only with intellectuals, but with a broader public. I’ve just come across this short, elegant, simple video that they recently released. The message is simple but powerful: taxes are all around us, to paraphrase the Troggs.