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Comparative Tax Rates

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Per-capita tax rates for the six countries are highest in the U.K. (at 39%), and the lowest in Iran and Nigeria (at 6%). This disparity is MOST likely due to

A

overwhelming opposition to the welfare state in Iran and Nigeria.

B

corruption and wasteful spending in British state institutions.

C

the ability of Iran and Nigeria to finance the state through the sale of oil.

D

the desire of the Iranian and Nigerian governments to reduce the tax burden on the poor.

E

British costs of maintaining what remains of the colonial empire.