Nothing is certain except for death and taxes. And even after death, taxes are one of the first liabilities to be paid off, but what about the rest of your debts?
Governments are addicted to tax revenue from harmful activities. It is stopping them from doing what is in society's best interests.
The path back to surplus inevitably winds through state finances. Richard Eccleston and Neil Warren take us down that pot-holed road.
Cutting taxes quietly for business and the wealthy and hoping for jobs and growth is good politics, but there will be a price paid for fiscal profligacy, writes Geoffrey Garrett.