We can argue for the sport of it all day, and as much as I enjoy researching Swiss tax rates have to go to work.
They pay less than the US in some income brackets. They still have a government, that government has the power to tax them, and they pay taxes at the national and regional levels. It varies by region. I learned how Swiss taxation policy works today.
Sounds like someone should move to the Swiss utopia! I wish you luck, sir.
In 2017, a single Swiss resident without children paid almost 17% of their gross salary in taxes and social security contributions. The average for OECD countries was 25.5%. Workers in Belgium and Germany were taxed most (around 40%), while those in Chile (7%), Mexico (11%) and South Korea (14.5%) had the lowest total deductions for personal income taxes and social security contributions.
Despite ranking highly in the OECD study, low taxes on Swiss wages must be put into perspective. Tax burdens vary widely depending on which canton and municipality one lives in. Also, an individual is obliged to make compulsory non-state contributions to health insurance or occupational benefits, which are deducted from monthly salaries.