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Explaining your possibly complex financial affairs to unsympathetic journalists adds to the already too long list of reasons why able people might not want to go into politics. And such scrutiny draws attention away from genuinely serious and widespread tax evasion, corruption and money laundering, practices.
The Supreme Court of the 1870s took the view that free speech and honest speech were two sides of the same coin. In 2010 the same court held that the expression of views you are paid to hold is an activity deserving of the protection awarded to free speech under the First Amendment.
Concepts of fiduciary obligation have been watered down in the modern financial services sector. It is time to reverse that.
Just as dammed water finds new channels of escape, crowdfunding seems to provide a way around the blockage.
Anthropology helps us understand the world, in ways that are helpful whether we are talking about the internal contradictions of communism or the pathologies of financial crises.
Politicians, like gang bosses and football fans, routinely attempt to establish or reinforce their leadership by inciting hostility to other groups.
Envy is both inseparable from economic progress and destructive of social cohesion. Some inequality is inevitable, and there seem to be three principal factors that make it more tolerable.
Ethics are about what to do when good behaviour and profitable business are not necessarily the same thing.
Corporation tax is a tax on corporate activity and on shareholders, and it is not well designed to achieve either purpose.