The rich are getting richer: so tax them more

The rich are getting richer: so tax them more


 

My brain is addled and my belly is full of blubber. I have just returned to Brussels after three weeks in Ireland, watching too many news bulletins and eating too much chocolate.  

Here is why I am confused. The top story one day was that an International Monetary Fund official who elbowed Ireland into accepting a ruinous loan in 2010 had admitted that he got everything wrong. The “entire reliance” had been on austerity, according to Ashoka Mody, a former IMF h...


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