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Happy April 15. Back during World War II, we knew how to sell the public on the importance of taxes. This propaganda video from Disney is pretty heavy. I suppose the threats were a little more palpable back then, though. "Taxes to improve the electric grid" doesn't have the same urgency as "Taxes to bury the Axis!"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ69X1qt4sQ

Why is the duck who makes the case for taxes Scottish? Apparently there's a stereotype (this is news to me) that Scottmen are savers. And it seems that this Scottish duck became the model for Scrooge McDuck.

Via Ezra Klein

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