Another interesting idea, this time to fund new jobs from the Trade Union sector. It definitely has merit, not least because it keeps the receipts out of the claws of the Troika as the levy is not a tax but a kind of forced investment. [...]
Extraordinary article by Daniel Gros, a high ranking German economist with suggestions on how Irish taxpayers can pay for the Irish and German bankers mistakes. He sees no problem in taxing Irish residents, a people famous for both emigration and tax aversion. [...]
Smart Taxes has concluded its research report on fisheries conservation. The report, conducted by Edward Fahy, recommends that the lower rate of excise duty taxation for marine diesel be removed when vessels fish in recovery zones with active gear.