Friday, 30 March 2018

Tax the poor - the nannying fussbucket's favourite policy

From Chris Snowdon comes this:
Is there anything more nauseating than the sight of billionaires buying up newspaper space to lobby for higher taxes on poor people?
This is the final sentence in an article taking apart an advertorial in the Daily Telegraph paid for by Bill and Melissa Gates. The article in question was absolutely shocking - 'brain dead' I called in on Twitter - and, as Chris points out, pulls out all the usual lines from the fussbuckets about evil corporates, advertising and how the answer lies in more controls, more regulations and in making disapproved food more expensive.

We should also, I suspect, be a little bit worried at very rich people buying newspaper space to promote a political ideology and doing so in a way that pretends it is proper news coverages not advertising.


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