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...

How Lovely To Spot The Laffer Curve In The Wild – Doctors’ Pensions Edition

Around a certain sort of leftist mention of the Laffer Curve just brings a derisive snort. The sadness of that reaction being that it's...

What A Surprise – Corey Stewart Opposes Trump’s Federal Pay Freeze

Here's a serious surprise for seasoned political watchers. A Senate candidate for Virginia - home to an awful lot of voters who work for...

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

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...

If Only The Guardian Used Someone Who Understood Tax To Write About Amazon’s Tax

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 Less Revenue

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 – What Are...

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...