July 21, 2020

214. Good tax, bad tax

Income tax, sales tax, council tax, car tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax – there’s just so much tax! This week Phil Dobbie talks to Prof Steve Keen about the whole idea of taxation. For many it’s simply a form of revenue raising for governments, but once you accept that governments can create their own money in their own currency, the role of taxation changes. This week we look at the role tax plays in minimising income disparity, and the importance it should play in Boris Johnson’s quest to ‘level up’ the economy. And thanks to Ed Twohig for suggesting the topic.

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