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30 March 2012updated 17 Jan 2024 6:03am

Opinionomics | 30 March 2012

Must read analysis and comment. Featuring Spanish conservatives and an economist bust-up.

By Alex Hern

1. Forever Delayed: Business Investment (ToUChstone)

Duncan Wheldon shows how business investment is always two years in the future; any deficit reduction plan which relies on it picking up again without explaining why it will do so is fighting an uphill battle.

2. HMRC now subscribes to La-La Laffer and to the idea that companies don’t pay tax (Tax Research UK)

Richard Murphy presents one side of the argument on corporation taxes…

3. @richardjmurphy *still* doesn’t get friggin’ tax incidence (Tim Worstall)

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…And Tim Worstall presents the other.

4. Conservative government still has a chance to get it right on fiscal policy (Not the Treasury view)

(It’s about Spain)

5. Copyright stagnation (Offsetting Behaviour)

Eric Crampton with a killer graph showing the effects of copyright on availability.

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