Blog Review 597


Something of a pity that Darling's announcement monopolises the tax reporting today. The Taxpayers' Alliance has done a sterling job detailing how much taxation has risen in recent years.

Darling's announcement though is going to make the politics of tax cutting a great deal easier (or more difficult, depnding upon which side of the argument you are).

Reporting from north of the border on the latest twist in Wendy Alexander's political career.

Just how much do Americans and America give in aid? Both public and private? Comparing wealth and population? Although Netsmith would disagree with the wording of the conclusion: rather than private charity making up deficiencies in state provision, shouldn't it be state provision crowds out private?

Meeting the bureaucracy up close and personal.

Introducing the loan shark full employment bill.

And finally, wine snobs and the basic problem with Microsoft.