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French, German, British and US tax revenues as % of GDP, 1965 – 2013

Figure 1: Tax revenue as percentage of French, German, British and US GDP, 1965–2013

Source: OECD StatExtract.

Politics - USA

tax dodging ... or good business practices?

Remember Australia’s ‘bottom of the harbour’ scandals? This post by Glenn Reynolds reminded me of the tax dodging schemes that undid a lot of people a few decades ago in Australia. 447 more words


The Ottoman Empire: A Financial View.

The ottoman Empire began to form in 1299 this era was known to the Ottomans as the Rise Era, it lasted until 1453 the fall of Constantinople. 1,532 more words

Public Administration

TDS on Recurring Deposits

The Finance Bill, 2015, received consent from the President on 14 May 2015. The changes proposed in the bill have been accepted and some of these are effective from 1st June, 2015. 341 more words



I have to admit that I have libertarian leanings as they may pertain to domestic policy, but looking around, I have not seen a libertarian government anywhere in the world; there must be a reason for this. 808 more words

Affairs (Domestic)

Gaming Insights: Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines is a city building game (with many comparisons to Sim City) where players build, manage and even modify their ever expanding cities. Players start off with a plot of land and can establish their metropolis by enhancing their environment like building bus routes to help your citizens get to work, or by creating dams to generate electricity. 2,822 more words


Facebook tax

(The blog heading is meant to be a better lede than 'the tax case Terence Hill (Berkeley) Limited)

We recently watched the film The Social Network again, the story of the creation of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg and others, notably Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. 1,401 more words