The IEA hold a discussion with Alvin Rabushka

On Wednesday 19 November, Alvin Rabushka will deliver a lecture on why the flat tax is fair, simple and transparent. In particular he will tackle the issue of fairness reflecting on the recent proposals of Thomas Piketty. Alvin Rabushka is one of the leading global proponents of the flat tax and the co-author of the Hall–Rabushka flat tax plan. For more information click here. If you would like to attend, click here. 



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By Len Shackleton, 24th Oct 2014 ( comments)

The ostensible justifications for subsidising childcare and early education are twofold: to enable more mothers to return to work while their children are young, and to improve the educational performance of children from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. An optimist might think that highly targeted subsidies and careful monitoring could conceivably achieve these objectives. However political considerations led the last government to offer a subsidy to all parents, at a current cost of about £800 million per year. The results have been predictably poor.

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27 Oct 2014

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