Posts Tagged ‘UK’

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    Do You Agree With French Taxes?

    Aug 9, 12 • 297 Views • No Comments

    Talking about taxes, economists like to quote Louis XIV’s finance minister: “The art of taxation consists of so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.” We have been hearing a...  [read more]

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    Olympic Predictions

    Jul 25, 12 • 226 Views • No Comments

    If you want to predict Olympic medal winners, you might look at economic data. A report on the Olympics from Goldman Sachs suggests that nations with a superior economic growth environment will increase their share of Olympic gold medals in London....  [read more]

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    Pasty Tax Issues

    Apr 3, 12 • 265 Views • No Comments

    The UK’s pasty (PASS-tee) tax battle is a good story. But, moving beyond the humor, it has considerable significance. First the story: Taxing the pasty has created a major flap in the UK. The pasty looks like meat in a pastry pouch, high in fat, maybe...  [read more]