Friday Not-So-Funny: Tax Policy Visualized
I don’t know from what data set this analyst pulled the points for analysis, nor can I verify that it represents anything actually going on in the world. Still, have a look:
Essentially, the analyst took the most common birth dates data, and shifted those plots leftward (backward in time) approximately nine months to find out when it was most likely (and, conversely, least likely) that people were … ahem … “reproducing.”
Given what a complicated, cumbersome, and life-force-damping wet blanket our tax code is, it should be no surprise that people get cold feet in April every year; there’s too much else to think and worry about.