Economy 17 April 2012 Opinionomics | 17 April 2012 Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring minimum taxes and money taxes. Print HTML 1. Inflation shows why it pays to follow Bank of England actions not words (Telegraph) Ian Cowie points out that the Bank of England's actions – how it runs its pension fund, for instance – explain its attitudes to inflation far better than its words. 2. The Buffett Rule: Right Goal, Wrong Tool (New York Times) Leonard E. Burman argues that the "Buffett rule" (and, to a certain extent, Osborne's tycoon tax) is a good policy goal, but would be better achieved by tightening loopholes directly 3. Export-led growth is so damn difficult (ToUChstone) Richard Exell points out how bad our trade deficit is. 4. The buck shrinks here (Economist | Free Exchange) Ryan Avent takes issue with Matt Yglesias' plan to, in effect, tax money to prevent depressions. His concern isn't with the political angle of it, but the economic. 5. "The Migration Myth" (Economist's View) Mark Thoma collates some interesting writing on migration. › The Tale of Two Romneys Argentine president Kirchner holds a sample of petroleum from the fields of renationalised oil company YPF. Credit: Getty Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe More Related articles What's to be done about racial inequality? Ignore the spin - social housing is still under threat from the Conservatives Who benefits, and who loses out, from David Cameron’s housing plan?