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Taxing our way to a fairer society?


Taxing our way to a fairer society

Rarely has the tax man, historically a figure of popular disdain, been so lauded. Today, youthful radicals and mainstream politicians alike have mounted a high-profile campaign against companies and individuals deemed to be cheating HMRC. But what’s driving this obsession with how much tax people are paying? Should the rich be forced to give more to the tax man in the interests of fairness, or is this itself an unfair attack on people’s freedom to enjoy their own wealth?

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Eden said:

I think this debate did a brilliant job in having an in depth discussion about issues such as morality, state intervention, equality and the meaning behind ‘fair’ in relation to taxes in such a limited space of time. Great food for thought!