USC should be the seed of tax reform

USC should be the seed of tax reform
Brian Lenihan

Brian Lenihan died four years ago this coming Wednesday.

The controversies that dominated his tenure as finance minister are now receding: Anglo is dead; the promissory notes are gone; Nama aims to wind down early; the bailout is over.

But the universal social charge (USC) lives on. It may prove to be more intractable than the others. And this may be a good thing.

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