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Learning to love tax

The UK taxes labour and endeavour too much, and land and property too little. It's time that changed

By Philip Collins   June 2015

"A tax on the domestic home would be hugely unpopular but property is visible and hard to hide." ©

The obvious thought about a book called Taxation: A Very Short Introduction is that it can hardly be short enough. Yet, Stephen Smith, a professor of economics at University College London, confounds that cynicism because he has written a very short book on taxation that I wished were longer. Even at its…

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