Thursday April 9, 2020

A tax essay by Brian Keegan

This sense of powerlessness contributes to the sense of tax unfairness. This is particularly so when we see the apparent flexibility afforded to business, and in particular to multinationals

12th February, 2017
Brian Keegan: ‘There is an inherent unfairness in all tax systems’ Picture: Clare Keogh

FOMO, the fear of missing out, is a genuinely useful addition to the lexicon of millennial buzz-words. More substantial than the lazy abbreviations of BTW and LOL, more universal than hygge or lagom, it encapsulates and articulates a deep seated bias that has to be tackled when considering all kinds of problems. FOMO informs much of the discussion and debate about tax and whether or not the taxes we are charged are fair.

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