Normal doesn’t mean acceptable

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One of those from the Right who is apt to comment on this blog has noted that earlier today I said in my blog on Tescos that

Tax planning and tax avoidance are both normal and legal

My response is to quote President Roosevelt's Treasury Secretary, Henry Morgenthau, who said:

if taxes are the price of civilized society, then too many citizens want the civilization at a discount.

we're entitled to ask if they're paying the right price, and normal has never necessarily meant acceptable.