wow – by the author of Pippi Longstocking
Pomperipossa in Monismania
The most beloved Swedish author of books for children, Astrid Lindgren, most famous for her Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Långstrump) books which have been translated into 70 languages and made into several movies and picture books, penned this opus. Her books were so beloved that they caused her a great deal of trouble.
In the form of a fairy tale she described how it came to be, that as a Sole Proprietor she was forced to pay a tax of 102% of her income.
What follows is a free translation of the famous publication, which was published in the Swedish evening tabloid Expressen on March 3, 1976. (For the purpose of comparison, one 1976 Monismania monetary unit is roughly equivalent to one 2018 U.S. Dollar)
The translation has many deliberate style breaks from child literature to bureaucratese, all in concordance with the original Swedish.
I am going to tell…
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