Pomperipossa in Monismania

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Pomperipossa in Monismania.
(There is an updated version in http://lenbilen.com/2012/01/24/pomperipossa-in-monismania/
It has a few pictures as well.)
In the form of a fairy tale, the famous Swedish children’s book author Astrid Lindgren described how she, as Sole Proprietor was forced to pay a tax of 102% of her income.

What follows is a free translation of the famous publication, which was published in the Swedish evening tabloid Expressen on March 3, 1976. (For the purpose of comparison, one 1976 krona is roughly equivalent to one 2009 U.S. Dollar)

I am going to tell you a fairy tale. It is of a woman; let us call her Pomperipossa, which is a good name to call someone in fairy tales. She lived in a land that we call Monismania, for we have to name it something.

Pomperipossa loved her county, its forests, mountains, lakes, and green groves, and not only that, she…

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