The Logical Meme has comments on the issue.
Although we probably won't see serious discussion of a flat tax in our lifetime (given the current political climate surrounding entitlements in this country), there's a fine editorial in The Economist ("The Flat-Tax Revolution") that clears up several mischaracterizations surrounding what such a tax structure would portend. (LogicalMeme.com, 04/18/05.)
Maybe it is time to move a bit east as a first step, before I take the big jump to the west? The Swedish Taxpayers Association has started a petition campaigning for a flat tax. [Editor's note: By the way, I am happy to hear that the "dark forces" didn't manage to enter the board of directors.] So, what's my take on a flat tax ? Here is an excerpt from my post, "SCRAP THE CODE".
Moxie wants to have a discussion on alternative tax methods. I thought that Steve Forbes' flat tax plan was a pretty good idea back in the day, but I changed my mind after I listened to Leonard Peikoff's interview with Bill Archer (The Leonard Peikoff Show, 06/17/96) and came to the conclusion that a retail sales tax is a better idea. Bruce Bartlett thinks that the flat tax makes a comeback. I wonder if the tax reforms in Slovakia could be implemented in other countries in Europe. For information on the situation in Sweden, read my post, TAX PRESSURE. (EGO, 12/06/03.)
Please be sure to read the comments on the above mentioned post.