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How to tax (a guide for governments)

In 1789, an octogenarian Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter containing the famous opinion that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. Franklin was mistaken. Many taxes are easily and legally avoided by the simple expedien

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I’m now on Mastodon

For those switching over to Mastodon – or experimenting with doing so – I’m at @[email protected]. Feel free to give me a friendly wave and a follow! I’m not sure how much I’ll be active there, to be honest. Let̵

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Test for central bank credibility looms on likely bond losses

Severe balance sheet weakness is symptomatic of how economies operate with minimal margins of safety

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Announcing my next book, The Truth Detective

Do you have what it takes to be a Truth Detective? Did you know that a toy spaceship can teach you about why prices keep rising? Or that a pooping cow can show you how to invest your pocket money? And that even the greatest minds have been fooled by fake

logo.png  By NB  Nov 17, 2022