Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize has reignited the debate about whether song lyrics can ever be considered literature. Is it time to finally tear down these cultural barriers? Every now and then an esteemed literary figure will see fit to pass judgement on the works of a pop star. It's been going on since the early s, when songwriters first began to aspire to something more than rhyming "moon" with "June". The literary establishment, both horrified and fascinated by the attention being lavished on these long-haired upstarts, felt it was incumbent upon them, as cultural gatekeepers, to say something.
Inheritance tax warning as Britons fail to understand finances - you could pay more
Inheritance tax: could it be the answer to wealth inequality? | Inheritance tax | The Guardian
A tax cut is a reduction in the rate of tax charged by a government. The immediate effects of a tax cut are a decrease in the real income of the government and an increase in the real income of those whose tax rates have been lowered. Due to the perceived benefit in growing real incomes among tax payers, politicians have sought to claim their proposed tax credits as tax cuts. They are usually used to end a recession, as a popular measure of expansionary fiscal policy.
Inheritance Tax will not rise as victory secured for Britons on IHT in Budget
Richard Murphy on tax, accounting and political economy. Posted on July 28 This is a long post that addresses one of the most sensitive issues in the Scottish independence debate, which is how much Scotland might owe London for the national debt of the existing UK if it were to become independent, and what interest might be due on it. It is usually claimed by Unionists and those opposed to independence that Scotland could not afford whatever debt might be due, or the interest on it.
Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump — neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the left failed to come up with an alternative? I magine if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism. The ideology that dominates our lives has, for most of us, no name. Even if your listeners have heard the term before, they will struggle to define it.