This video was originally published on Facebook. In this video, I show a few reasons why Brazil is in such a desperate state as far as the economy goes, with chronically nearsighted and corrupt politicians thinking only of taxing citizens indiscriminately, never thinking about the country, but only about themselves. No wonder they are all considered criminals and many of them are, indeed, going to jail. I compare Brazilian and U.S. taxation, showing how absurd the Brazilian system is currently operating under. I also mention a proposal presented by a facefriend of a single tax, designed to radically change Brazil’s fiscal landscape, promoting its quick and sustainable recovery.