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Welfare without the state

Europe's welfare states are squeezed between rising demand and the declining readiness of taxpayers to finance it. The result is big deficits, slow growth, and dissatisfaction with the welfare services on offer. Robert Skidelsky recommends a return to the liberal…
Robert Skidelsky  

Hailing the taxes

After the tax cuts of the 1980s, the tax debate in the 1990s has become more subtle. The uproar over VAT on fuel has challenged the view that indirect tax is less politically sensitive than direct tax. Meanwhile, the left…
Stephen Tindale