If Higher Taxes Are Necessary To Fund Government Then There’s No...

The IFS tells us that higher taxes will be necessary if we're to end this unceasing austerity the public finances are all suffering from....

Jared Kushner Pays No Income Tax – A Fair And Entirely...

We've reports that Jared Kushner paid no Federal income tax for years. This is obviously going to play well - or not well, dependent...

Jared Kushner Pays No Income Tax – An Entirely Fair And...

We've reports that Jared Kushner paid no Federal income tax for years. This is obviously going to play well - or not well, dependent...

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,...

McDonald’s And Luxembourg – EU Says Paying No Tax Is Legal

The European Union has announced the result of its investigation into McDonald's and the deal the company had with Luxembourg. All entirely legal they...

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...

Naked Self-Interest And The Idea Of Higher VAT For Online, Amazon,...

The latest suggestion for dealing with the decline of retail is one of such naked self-interest that those proposing it should be ashamed of...

Yes Indeedy, There’s A Laffer Curve For Innovation

The standard form of the Laffer Curve is simply a mathematical truth, that there are tax rates which are too low to be revenue...

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...

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...