From Michael Lewis’ tragically hilarious article in Vanity Fair about the ridiculous state of corruption in Greece. There are lots of head-shaking, lip-pursing details in the article, but the main story that emerges is the endemic level of tax evasion.
“It’s become a cultural trait,” he said. “The Greek people never learned to pay their taxes. And they never did because no one is punished. No one has ever been punished. It’s a cavalier offense—like a gentleman not opening a door for a lady.”