Category Archives: Rambling

A general criticism of unitary taxation

At the end of last week, I was trying to piece together what concerns me about unitary taxation. I was thinking about specifics and the detailed proposals that I’ve read in passing, mainly from Richard Murphy. Now, whilst I would … Continue reading

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Tax, the Guardian and state subsidy for political influence?

Here’s an “interesting” snippet of legislation: CTA 2010, s 44 (1)     Relief under section 37 is not available for a loss made in a trade unless for the loss-making period (see section 37(3)(a)) the trade is carried on— (a)     on … Continue reading

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More on tax, relativism and morality

I had an interesting, if disjointed, discussion with Richard Murphy on his blog regarding what appears to be his insistence that moral values are all relative and subjective. Essentially, he denies that any moral absolutes are possible. I find this … Continue reading

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Science, morality, tax and a monkey with a gun

This post is a bit weird, so you should know two things before you read it: I’ve already written this post once but WordPress ate it. It was already weird and probably will only have got more so in the … Continue reading

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Tax policy should be more taxotaxis than whack-a-mole

Any simile is flawed if you want to be pedantic enough. So it was with the heart of a pedant I read the following article from the New Statesman: Why any tax avoidance “clampdown” is a ridiculous game of whack-a-mole But, … Continue reading

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