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How would you describe taxes? As beautiful?

A necessary evil, maybe? A source of intense irritation, perhaps?

Not, however, Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, the Italian Economy Minister, and Brown's successor at the IMF: he thinks they are 'beautiful'. Yes, really.

""We should have the courage to say that taxes are a beautiful thing, a very civilised way for everyone to contribute in essential areas like education, safety, healthcare and the environment," he said. "People can be unhappy about the quality of the services they receive but not simply opposed to the existence of taxes," he added".

That's me guilty of first degree thought crime then.


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Blogger Ed said... 12:33 pm

Oh but they *can* be beautiful! Size is important.

[Struggling to keep up with the volume of quality posts today!]  



Blogger Croydonian said... 1:00 pm

"Small is beautiful...."

[Thanks].  



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