Visual Economics is a provider of articles and infographics about various economics-related topics. Yesterday, I came across an infographic they produced titled How Wealthy Countries Tax Their Citizens. The infographic depicts how the world’s 29 wealthiest countries tax their citizens and how that money is spent. Some of the other infographics from Visual Economics are Timeline of the New Healthcare Bill, US Trade Bans Across the Globe, and A Detailed Look at TARP.
Applications for Education
How Wealthy Countries Tax Their Citizens could be used as a conversation starter in a civics class or in an economics class. You could assign each student a country to research to find out why they spend their tax revenues on different expenditures.
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