by Stewart Cowen
Why Do the Poor Demand the Rich Pay More Tax, Rather Than They Pay Less?
The answer might seem obvious, that the more the rich pay the less the poor have to pay.
Let’s get one myth out of the way. The one which says that taxing the rich ever higher amounts leads to greater and greater tax being collected. When you keep increasing tax on the ‘rich’ your total tax take falls, because the seriously rich will live in another country or find another solution to escape the robbery. Continue reading
LPR Activists Picket Dutch Embassy In Support of Toine Manders
Members of the Libertarian Party of Russia (LPR) organized a series of one-person pickets in front of the Dutch Embassy in Moscow in support of Toine Manders, the former leader of the Dutch Libertarian Party kept in custody since the end of January. In January 2014 Manders was arrested in Cyprus on vague and, we have reasons to believe, trumped-up charges and extradited to the Netherlands where he has been kept in custody all the while. On March 4, 2014, a Dutch court extended Manders’s detention by another 3 months – still on the slurred charges of ‘unlicensed consultancy activities’. The picketers also handed the following letter to the Dutch Ambassador Ron van Dartel from the Chairman of the LPR Federal Committee Andrey Shalnev. Continue reading
by Richard North
UK politics: at war with the people
The Money Advice Trust, via The Daily Telegraph and others has established that local authorities in England and Wales last year referred debts to bailiffs on 1.8 million occasions.
These debts include council tax arrears, business rate arrears and parking fines, with councils claiming that bailiffs are only ever used as “a last resort”. Continue reading
by Rodney Atkinson
Business rates are destroying the High Street and the savings of decent people who have invested in their local communities.
by Richard North
Local politics: an Orwellian inversion
One of the issues to which we devote insufficient space and time is local politics, and especially to the vexed subject of Council Tax.
Brought to our notice recently, though, was the especially Orwellian press release from East Hampshire District Council (EHDC), congratulating itself on its high level of collection, recovering 98.8 percent of its tax due, putting it in the top ten percent of councils in England for collection performance. Continue reading
David Davis (reblogged from The Last Ditch)
It’s interesting to see Tom’s personal discussion with himself, about the effectiveness (or otherwise) of what libertarian bloggers do.
Quite a few readers have kindly told me how much they missed my trip updates since I returned from the USA. Some of them however only started to read this blog to follow my American journey and would be surprised and perhaps even shocked if I returned to my old subjects.
I rather embarrassed myself at dinner at a friend’s house last week. Another guest was a retired senior civil servant and now a substantial London rentier on his savings from the money extorted for him over decades from taxpayers. Predictably, I laid into him about how out-of-control the British State has become.There was some Continue reading
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President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree granting Russian citizenship to French film star and tax exile Gerard Depardieu, who is renouncing his French citizenship to search for an easier tax climate outside of his native country. Continue reading