The centre-ground continues to march to the left on issues of tax. Since UKUncut began bullying and intimidating retail employees, large corporate employers have been forced to cancel tax-planning measures and raise their tax-bills and help avoid “austerity-cuts”.
We have seen the expectations of tax-recipients and their professional advocates rise. It is no longer merely compulsory to pay tax but it is “morally” shameful to do anything but pay the maximum, regardless of which breaks and incentives (“loopholes”) have been offered historically.
Careful observers will know that public “services”, mandates, and rules are over-specified, unjustifiable, unethical and inefficient. Yet the mainstream does not engage in criticism or resentment of these institutions but seeks to protect them and ensure a “fair” contribution to running them is paid.
We still live relatively comfortable lives despite a growing politically imposed economic order which is destructive and immoral. We should, have and can live without it.
A laissez-faire non-political order would be better, more just and more benevolent.
To present the evidence for that conclusion, I am organising a one day conference in central London. Tickets cost £15 and are available via Meetup.com. The schedule includes Yaron Brook, Anton Howes, Janina Lowisz and Julio Alejandro.
Early birds can get tickets for £12 if they buy now.