How Did Taxes Become a Bad Word? The Former Clerk of the Privy Council, Alex Himelfarb, discusses why we should be investing more, not less, in our future. While today’s political leaders exalt the benefits of increased tax-cutting, Himelfarb argues that further tax cuts will come with serious consequences, including cuts to services and deeper inequality. According to Himelfarb, what we need is nothing less than a re-think about what our future is worth. His lecture was produced in collaboration with the Literary Review of Canada.
Simon Jenkins, Jonathan Freedland and Heather Stewart discuss child benefit, plus why moderate Republicans are a dying breed
It’s really, really hard to create the right kind of economic incentives â even if you’re a professional economist, and all you’re trying to do is teach your kids to use the toilet.