If Only The Guardian Used Someone Who Understood Tax To Write...

Here's a very useful example of what's wrong with much of the shouting about economics, tax and the world over to the left of...

Laffer Curve Spotted In The Wild – Stamp Duty Rises Produce...

One of the more contentious economic assertions is that of the Laffer Curve. The idea that tax rates can be so high that they...

Amazon UK Gets Shouted At For Paying Too Much Tax

This is an interesting little reversal of the normal course of events. Amazon UK is being shouted at by the usuals for organising to...

Of Course The Capital Gains Tax Should Be Indexed To Inflation...

The Trump Administration has proposed that capital gains should be adjusted for inflation before the profit that should be taxed is calculated. This is...

Why Is It That The Guardian’s Numbers Never Add Up?

Seasoned observers of the political scene will note that the Guardian's pages are packed the gunwhales with stories about how this or that family,...

OBR – We Can’t Afford The Welfare State We’ve Already Got

The Office for Budget Reponsibility - what a name, eh, proof perfect that those who spend the money aren't responsible with it - has...

Congratulations To Scottish Labour – Today’s Egregiously Manipulated Political Statistics Award...

Quite the congratulations are due to the Labour Party north of the border. They've managed to egregiously manipulate a political statistic. Well, obviously, press...

You Know The Massive Tax Evasion Uncovered By The Luxembourg Leaks?

This is a useful - and amusing - thing to be reminded of. We are continually told that uncounted riches are stashed offshore, well...

Of Course Not All Indian Money In Swiss Banks Is Tax...

This isn't quite how Piyush Goyal has put the point but it is what he means - of course not all Indian source money...

The Laffer Curve Applies To The American Welfare State As Well

As far as our best bet goes - this is from the Diamond and Saez paper - the peak of the Laffer Curve in...