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Confessions Of A Geisha Girl
Professor David Simpson | 25th April 2016.
I’m an unlikely Geisha Girl. In fact, I have to confess that I’m not really a Geisha Girl at all, but a boring old-fashioned economist. But an old-fashioned economist does have something in common with old-fashioned Geisha Girls, and it is this. Like them, I’m proud of the tradition of my chosen profession. I like to think we provide a social service. And, like them, I’m uncomfortably aware that nowadays some of our colleagues are ...
Is This Our Money or Not?
Eben Wilson | 20th April 2016
To those in the public debate strutting the stage of a morality play about tax avoidance we suggest some caution. There are some highly practical reasons in political economy why good tax management may be useful to society as a whole.
When tax is imposed, because the state has no money of its own, there are two options:
`Doing Stuff' by Ourselves
Eben Wilson | 19th April 2016
Why is economic growth in Scotland slower than in the rest of the UK’s? The short answer is that we do not know. It is too difficult to strip out the effect of the oil and gas downturn from supply chains in manufactures and services that deal in not only oil and gas.
It’s also the wrong question. What all Scots should be asking is why is ...
The Scottish Right: Facing a New Dawn or Trapped in the Union?
David Jamieson | 18th April 2016
Two of Scotland's leading rightwing intellectuals speak to CommonSpace about the prospects for the Scottish Conservatives and rightwing politics in Scotland ahead of the Holyrood election.
"THE Scottish Conservatives' unionism is suicidal," says Michael Fry.
The Scottish Historian and former Conservative candidate ...
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