Tag Archives: Jimmy Carr

Musing on the relativity of money


Albert Einstein is attributed with explaining the relativity of time thus: “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a … Continue reading

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Why Starbucks matters to Ashbourne


Starbucks have been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. It has been uncovered that in recent years they have not paid any Corporation Tax on their profits because… they haven’t made any. The Starbucks case is a … Continue reading

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The next round’s on Jimmy Carr and his mates


All the talk about tax avoidance seems very confused to me. The press have named and shamed Jimmy Carr while many other celebrities and sports people have avoided the same direct criticism. Almost everyone appears to criticize the practice but … Continue reading

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The morality of taxation


The Adam Smith Institute website contains a blog by Wordsmith http://www.adamsmith.org/blog/tax-spending/on-the-morality-of-tax-avoidance headed with the following quotation: Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best … Continue reading

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