European Economy

Greece's Paper Trail Eventually Leads to Reform

The humble receipt can help end tax evasion and spread the tax burden.

Above board.

Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Every place is full of metaphors that beckon the unwary foreign journalist. America’s huge cars are a metaphor for our people: brash, rich, more than a little heedless of our effect on the rest of the world. Before Britain got rich again, the dilapidated buildings were a metaphor for the decline of empire. French baked goods were a metaphor for everything liberal Americans imagined was better there.

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