In the second part of my series on taxation I wrote about distortion and burden. But I’m not sure whether my description about wedges and how people respond to prices was necessarily clear enough for a non-economist audience. So I’m going to experiment with some other ways of articulating what I mean – ways that […]
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Over at Rates Blog I have put up part 2 or a 6 part series on tax (it was going to be 5 but I’ve extended it. In part 1 we asked “why do we tax“. In part 2 we are digging deeper into the costs of taxation. We focus on two specific issues, the […]
Huzzah, I am writing about tax on Rates Blog. In Part 1 I ask “why do we tax“. I get onto other issues later – in fact, this will be a five article series. Here all I do is combine the idea of “government spending” and “paying for government spending”, and give a little wink […]
I have just moved house, and while doing so I discovered a bunch of old books that my brother had loaned to me. One of these was the Foundations of Economic Thought (1990) – a good title, so I figured I’d give it a bit of a read. Within the book is a series of self-contained […]
I have heard this sort of claim quite a bit from friends in recent months: World's 100 richest people earned enough in 2012 – $240bn – to end world extreme poverty 4x over #inequalityfacts — Max Rashbrooke (@MaxRashbrooke) September 18, 2013 Doesn’t that sound grand – if the richest 100 people in the world gave […]