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Jul 23, 2014

Holy Taxation, Batman! Remembering Batman's Tax Villain

"Holy Taxation, Batman!...

Jul 28, 2014

The Need for Moral People in Amoral Markets

Bloomberg columnist Clive Crook recently argued that markets aren't immoral. Instead, he promotes a two-part structure of business and government that he attributes to economist Milton Friedman. The responsibility of business is to "increase its prof... #Milton Friedman #Bloomberg

Jul 24, 2014

President Barack Obama wants to limit mergers of U.S. companies abroad

President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship of those companies. The push comes amid a ... #Barack Obama #Utah #Orrin Hatch #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party

Jul 11, 2014

Arctic Monkeys: from men of the people to tax-dodgers

Rock stars have long held an ambivalent view towards paying their fair share of tax. But when the band in question pride themselves on having the common touch, it's especially hard to stomach There was a beautifully serendipitous irony to the timing ... #Inland Revenue #Arctic Monkeys #George Harrison

Jul 06, 2014

Egypt president raises cigarette, alcohol prices

(AP) -- Egypt's president decreed an increase in sales tax on cigarettes, beer and wine, the latest in a series of price hikes that aim to ease the country's staggering budget deficit. The decision announced Sunday increases a flat tax on local and i... #Egypt #International Monetary Fund

Jul 08, 2014

Scottish independence: which issues have led the Twitter debate in 2014?

Researchers at Glasgow university have taken a look at which topics have been the most prominent over time in the ongoing #indyref hashtag battle DATA: all the words used more than 98 times A study by researchers at the University of Glasgow has anal... #Glasgow #Scotland

Jul 27, 2014

Who Will Take Over the Bulgarian Socialist Party?

A Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) Congress due to result in the election of a new leader on Sunday after Sergey Stanishev has decided to step down. Stanishev, currently President of the Party of European Socialist (PES) and former Prime Minister in t... #Paris #Bulgaria #Sergey Stanishev #Georgi Parvanov #Socialist Party

Jul 10, 2014

John Oliver shows why Hobby Lobby's arguments were so irrational

What these companies are arguing is that the sincerity of their beliefs should allow them a line item veto over federal law.  But government is not an à la carte system where you can pick and choose based on your beliefs.  Taxation is more of an all ... #John Oliver #Hobby Lobby

Jul 26, 2014

Noonan frosty on call to cut 23pc tax on ice cream

A whopping 23pc of the cost of the "99" ice creams consumed in vast quantities during last week's heatwave is Value Added Tax. Now artisan producers of dairy ices want the hefty tax cut. They can't understand why the tax on ice cream is 23pc, while l... #Fine Gael #Michael Noonan (politician)

Jul 26, 2014

Revealed: €2bn cost of tax-rate clampdown

Ireland will lose €2bn a year worth of corporation tax revenue after a planned international clampdown on where companies pay their taxes, experts have warned a high-powered Dail committee. The proposed new rules to reduce tax avoidance by multinatio... #Barack Obama #Irish Independent #OECD