Some very useful and interesting presentations on all aspects of Environmental Tax Reform. Smart Taxes contributed 3 sessions on Site Value Tax, with presentations from Stephen Reed, Constantin Gurdgiev and Fred Harrison.
Gros sees an important link between sovereignty and taxation but does not quite make the leap to Modern Monetary Theory. He overlooks the need for the ECB to act as lender of last resort in cyclical downturns to member states or to be more accurate, spender of last resort. A true sovereign does not have to raise taxes nor sell bonds in order to spend.
Marshall Auerback writing in the MMT inspired New Economic Perspectives blog revisits the Eurozone problem and comes up with a different solution which has much to recommend it from Irelands point of view.
The presentations from the Smart Taxes/Tasc Conference are now online. The Conference was a big success, well attended, and achieved significant press coverage, thanks to the excellent work of Tasc.