Dolph said:No, it isn't. The amount taken from £1 varies depending on how many £'s you have. Equality is provided by flat rate taxation with a high personal allowance, not by saying "well you earn X so we'll take 20%, but you earn Y so we'll take 40%". That's not fair or equal.
But thats not how the tax system works. You only pay 40% on anything you earn above the higher limit. Nobody is ever out of pocket for earning more, just that as you become more able to, the more you support the country. Perfectly fair.
Dolph said:And ironically, China is also a country with a pretty much entirely state controlled economy
Not sure how much state control there actually is in the free-enterprise zones.