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Myth of the day: Bank of England independence

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Paul Harman has done another take on one of my Mythbusters:



Constructive work

Friday, June 19th, 2020

I liked this Tweet to which my attention was drawn this morning: That is so true. And on that score, might I apologise for some
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Mythbuster: The UK national debt is heading for 100% of GDP

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Myth The UK national debt is heading for 100% of GDP, which measures our total national income. Reply This is simply not true. The government
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Mythbuster : The government has to balance its budget

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Myth The government has to balance its budget. Replies Reply 1 A government has to deliver full employment at a living wage in a sustainable
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Mythbuster: We can't afford the interest on the national debt

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Myth We can’t afford the interest on all the money the government it is borrowing. We’ll never afford anything else if we borrow at this
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Mythbuster: We have to repay the national debt

Friday, May 29th, 2020

The myth We have to repay the national debt. Reply The reply – 1 We never have! It’s been rising almost constantly since it began.
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Mythbusters: there's been no corporate tax cut in the UK

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

The myth Dan Neidle is a corporate tax lawyer. I am told he tweeted this today (I can’t tell, because he’s blocked me): So the
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Tax and coronavirus: a tax justice perspective

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Not everyone here is going to agree with everything said in this blog from Nick Shaxson at the Tax Justice Network, but Nick and John
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Tax doesn't harm growth

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

I have borrowed the following italicised text from the Tax Justice Network blog, because it’s well worth sharing, as is the rest of the blog
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