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25 May 2012
aid | crime | Crime & Policing | Criminals | Deviance | Deviant | Education | Frustration | ghetto | Government | poverty | Punishment | Riots | social deprivation | Society | Support | TAX | Uprising | Victim | wealth | Law | Society
Since the advent of modern social science, sociologists and criminologists have been preoccupied with finding the answer to what is the root cause of criminal...
This House believes that Europe should weaken its austerity measures to guarantee its citizens greater social support.
8 May 2012
Austerity | economics | economy | EUROPEAN UNION | Eurozone | financial crisis | Fiscal Compact | Growth | role of government | Society | Spending | TAX | welfare
On Saturday 5th May the French and Greeks went to the polls and both countries voted against austerity. In France President Sarkozy became the 11th European...
22 Feb 2012
Big State | Government spending | ideology | Politics | role of government | Small State | TAX | welfare | Economic policy | Government | Political philosophy | Tax | Philosophy | Economy
The issue of big versus small government is a significant in the election campaigns of many countries – and has recently been the subject of many hysterical...
20 Feb 2012
Business | Competitiveness | economy | Fairness | Government | Redistribution | TAX | Trade | Political philosophy | Tax | Philosophy | Economy
AN ARTFUL taxman, according to Jean-Baptiste Colbert, treasurer to Louis XIV, so plucks the goose as to obtain the most feathers for the least hissing. The...
17 Feb 2012
Progressive taxation is a fiscal policy system in which wealthier people pay larger proportions of their earnings in taxes than do less well-off people....
26 Jan 2012
Aviation | Carbon Emissions | Climate Change | environment | Flight | Fuel | Global Warming | TAX | Transport | Environment
The debate over whether international aviation should be taxed brings together two global problems: how to control emissions that cause climate change; and how...
26 Jan 2012
Government | inequality | Politics | Redistribution | role of government | TAX | Treasury | Tax | Economy
An estate tax is a tax on a person's property at the time of death before it is transferred to anyone else. An estate tax is different from an inheritance...
13 Sep 2011
ANTI - EU SENTIMENT | BAILING OUT OTHER NATIONS | BUSINESS EXPANSION OVERSEAS | CURRENCY CONVERSION | DELORS BUDGET | DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS | ECB | economy | EEC | EU BUDGET | EURO | EUROPEAN UNION | EUROPHILES | EUROPHOBIA | EUROPHORIA | EUROSCEPTICISM | EXCHANGE RATES | GREECE'S NEED FOR AN EU BAILOUT | INFLATION | INTEREST RATES | INTERNATIONAL TRADE | JAMJAR ECONOMY | JOHN MAJOR | KEN CLARKE | MARGARET THATCHER | MONETARY REGULATION | MONNAIE UNIQUE | NICHOLAS RIDLEY | PROPAGANDA | SCAREMONGERING | SHARING THE WEALTH | SINGLE CURRENCY | sovereignty | STRENGTH OF THE POUND AGAINST THE EURO | TAX | TONY BENN | TOURISM | Economy
The European single currency affiliated to the European Union (EU) is called the Euro. It was launched on January 1st, 1999 amid a blaze of Europhoria (sic)....