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Douglas Bamford
Author of Rethinking Taxation. PhD in Political Philosophy. Interested in Distributive justice and Tax policy. Love a good pun!
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Douglas Bamford Dec 2
Replying to @PhilosopherLiam
I got one. More plausible in my case but some of the more ridiculous other ones undermine the exercise. Said at the bottom it was paid for by the Lib Dems at least.
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Douglas Bamford Dec 2
Replying to @Herring1967
Pity the first person to land on Mars
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David Merritt Dec 1
Don’t use my son’s death, and his and his colleague’s photos - to promote your vile propaganda. Jack stood against everything you stand for - hatred, division, ignorance.
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Pippa Crerar Nov 30
I’m not sure this needs any comment.
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Peter Kyle Nov 30
Surely should present Marr tomorrow?
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Kim Brill Nov 29
Am I the only one who thinks that the deaths of 3 Deutsch Bank loan officers is just a little weird?
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Douglas Bamford Nov 29
Very useful!
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Jo Swinson Nov 28
He was sacked twice for lying. So when he says he has never lied, he’s literally lying.
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Douglas Bamford Nov 27
Replying to @HarrisTax
Seems we are misunderstanding one another. I believe the economic system (property rules, taxation etc.) should be judged according to a theory of distributive justice (broadly agreeing with John Rawls). Are you then saying that the law isn't the *only* factor in dist. justice?
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Douglas Bamford Nov 27
"Northern Ireland independence movement" no doubt. They are fiercely independent people.
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Douglas Bamford Nov 27
Labour supporters for years: terrible the BBC doesn't give Corbyn airtime. Labour supporters today: how dare BBC put Corbyn on if BJ isn't going on too.
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Douglas Bamford Nov 27
Replying to @OwenJones84
ridiculous electoral system.
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Douglas Bamford Nov 27
Replying to @HarrisTax
taxation isn't all of distributive justice but how can tax not affect distribution? So if you accept distributive justice then it needs to be applied to taxation. How can you reject the need for a just society?
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Douglas Bamford Nov 27
Corbyn should be seeking to get onto every outlet he can to put himself before the public. He has hidden himself away from these kinds of interviews far too much. He needs to have answers to tough questions to convince a skeptical public.
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Douglas Bamford Nov 27
Thanks for the link- very interesting stuff. Haven't thought about this for a little while, but wondering if other principles come into play as well as legal obligations. "Treating like cases alike," "not taking personal benefits from injustice" seem like two possibilities.
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Douglas Bamford Nov 27
Replying to @dr_em_harding
WTF!?!?!?
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Douglas Bamford Nov 27
So we agree diff between real & ideal, latter based on fair law and policy. But aren't there all sorts of messy grey areas? (Enforcement problems/difficulty interpreting the law/other factors getting in the way etc.) And can't moral arguments come in there as well?
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Douglas Bamford Nov 27
Quite - the complexity and the fact that you have to judge the system as a whole really limits precision on a particular tax. But I do think there is a role for considerations of justice; that is the ultimate test. Perhaps I took you to be making a stronger point than you were.
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Douglas Bamford Nov 27
Isn't there also be an independent 'moral' notion of fairness? Plenty to dispute about what theory of distributive justice that will be but surely this is the real test of the tax system (however difficult to apply by non-experts).
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