How to make people pay high taxes happily

Denmark offers a useful lesson on how a society develops strong bonds of community, sense of ownership

Would you be happy paying income tax amounting to half your salary?

The person I was having coffee with said he wasn't just happy to do so, he had once called in to a British radio talk show years ago to explain why.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 28, 2019, with the headline 'How to make people pay high taxes happily'. Print Edition | Subscribe