WordPress can’t make its mind up if this is my 100th or my 101st post. No matter, I thought I’d mark the milestone by telling you all about who you are. So here are some of the key stats for this blog. Page views by country: Top 5 posts by total views (or “maybe I… Continue reading What kind of person reads a tax blog?
I’m a big fan of AMC’s Mad Men, and have only been more greatly endeared to it by the realisation that one of its most heartbreaking storylines was in fact all about double taxation. In season five, Lane Pryce, the Englishman in New York, is caught out by an unexpected tax bill, with tragic consequences.… Continue reading Did you spot the double taxation storyline in Mad Men?
I occasionally write for the LSE Review of Books blog. As many commenters on this site have quite strong views about NGOs, I thought my review posted there today might be of interest… The Politics of Expertise: How NGOs Shaped Modern Britain. Matthew Hilton, James McKay, Nicholas Crowson and Jean Francois Mouhot. Oxford University Press.… Continue reading Book Review: The Politics of Expertise: How NGOs Shaped Modern Britain
This is most definitely a Friday afternoon story. It seems, according to The Guardian, that the owner of one of the companies at the centre of the horse meat scandal is hidden behind the veil of secrecy in the British Virgin Islands. Draap Trading Ltd delivered meat to the French company Spanghero, which in turn… Continue reading Now the horse meat scandal has a tax haven angle