Discussing Clegg’s interview with David Mills of GMTV Sunday earlier, it occurred to us that the following quote has potentially enormous implications: Nick Clegg: Er, yes, but I mean there are other ideas. For instance there are other ideas, I mean for instance Iâ€™ve also this week been floating ideas for how I think we… Continue reading Is Nick Clegg about to ditch local income tax?
Progress and Poverty
The above title is also the name of Henry George’s greatest work (which I strongly recommend everyone on the planet to read). I mention this because, while the Lib Dems broadly voted the right way during their poverty debate yesterday afternoon (certainly in rejecting the option to support differential age rates for minimum wage), I… Continue reading Progress and Poverty
Will the Lib Dems finally get serious about taxation this morning?
Mark Braund is remarkably generous about the Lib Dems on Comment is Free this morning, saying that “what makes the Lib Dem position on tax most interesting is their apparent willingness to discuss the far more radical idea of land value taxation (LVT).” The truth is, this debate will be happening in the face of… Continue reading Will the Lib Dems finally get serious about taxation this morning?