New Zealand’s largest city is governed by a small, remote body with only a semblance of representative democracy. Given the city’s massive challenges, is that good enough?
Liz Truss’s plan to cut taxes appealed to Conservative Party members.
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Why the new UK prime minister could struggle to translate her low-tax strategy to the general public.
For decades fiscal drag has largely been ignored. But rising inflation has put New Zealand’s tax brackets, and what the government is going to do about them, under the spotlight.
Indigenous Peoples are subject to the same tax rules as any other Canadian, unless they are eligible for tax exemption under the Indian Act.
The common misconception among Canadians that Indigenous people do not pay any taxes perpetuates harmful stereotypes and hinders reconciliation.
Taliban supporters celebrate the one year anniversary of Afghanistan take-over.
The group was arguably more effective – and less corrupt – at collecting taxes than the former government.
Eton College, founded in 1440, is the largest boarding school in England.
The tax exemptions enjoyed by the UK’s charitable private schools are estimated to equate to 6% of England’s annual state school budget
The call for GST exemptions on food is a regular feature of New Zealand politics, but it’s far from the simple cost of living solution many seem to think it is.
A wealth tax has long been in the too hard basket for successive governments, but it’s time to take it out and properly debate the fairness of the current system.
Ending GST on some foods is being touted as a way to reduce food poverty. But cheap food comes with a high environmental and health cost. Is there a way to value food but reduce hardship?
A month when the cost of living crisis will be harshly felt.
Farmers from the Groundswell movement want more concessions from the government but the environmental and economic cost might be more than New Zealand can afford.
South Africa’s carbon tax is in line with the international ‘polluter pays’ principle.
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The urgency of the climate crisis was overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic for a while, but the South African government displayed a renewed climate focus over the past year.
Can modern society afford billionaires?
Some tools of the trade for sex workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government support programs like CERB and EI provide a safety net. During COVID-19, sex workers accessed various financial support — future policy needs to address the rights and security of sex workers.
Rosa Eugenia uses a capulana masks produced at a small sewing workshop in Maputo, Mozambique.
Study shows that agriculture, one of the most important sectors, did not decline in 2020 compared to its historical trend. Service sectors were hit hard in each of the five countries.
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Should the chancellor cut taxes to win votes ahead of the next election? It’s tempting but a lesson from history shows what happens when you go too far.
Global plastic supply chains have been altered by COVID-19.
The problem of increasing plastic waste has been exacerbated by the pandemic, requiring better regulation and monitoring to solve.
Why the super-rich are targeting the Mount Rushmore state.
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A taxation expert explains why South Dakota has become a favorite state for the ultra-rich when it comes to squirreling away their wealth.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez making a fashion statement.
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In 1950, the top 0.01% of earners paid almost 70% of their income in taxes. By 2018, the super-rich paid proportionately less than the average for all other Americans.
How to raise taxes and be Conservative at the same time.
Boris Johnson is raising national insurance for employees and employers to help pay for the NHS and social care.