So we learn that Band Aid has been given exemption from VAT by Chancellor George Osborne. Yet again politicians fail to recognise the moral hazard in such decisions, and instead bask in a smug false morality. Can there be a moral justification for the tax authorities arbitrarily discarding their rules, giving preferential treatment to certain […]
Ian Angell is a freelance speaker and consultant, internationally renowned as a ‘futurologist’, in particular for his views on the future of money, and on developments in Information and Communication Technologies. He was Professor of Information Systems at the London School of Economics from 1986 until his ‘retirement’ in September 2011. Prior to this he researched and taught Computer Science at Royal Holloway College, and University College London.
On ‘retirement’ he was made a Professor Emeritus at the LSE, and is still contactable through his LSE e-mail, or the telephone number given above. Ian is now busier than ever, writing books and articles, giving interviews, travelling the world consulting and on speaking engagements. You can find out more about him by going to his biography page. For details on his availability to speak or consult for you please go to his consultancy page.
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In order for publication of the paper copy to be synchronised with the e-book the publication date for Flight of the Golden Geese has been pushed back to February 2015.
You can already hear Ed Miliband bleating “Soak the rich” as he frantically tries to hold on to the leadership of the Labour Party. Soak the rich? They’re already thoroughly drenched. HMRC have released figures for 2013 showing that top 0.1% of income tax payers handed over 11% of the total tax take. Even more […]