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Tax, lies and red tape : Confessions of an unreconstructed neoliberal fundamentalist

Tax, lies and red tape : Confessions of an unreconstructed neoliberal fundamentalist

Publisher : Struik Publishers (Pty) Ltd
SKU: 9781770224810
R 260,00
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Tax, lies and red tape is an insightful, easy-to-understand, very opinionated book about economics by one of South Africa’s most experienced and controversial economists. Dawie Roodt argues that economics is not about numbers, graphs and statistics; it is about people, and about how they react to incentives.
Find out why: It’s wrong to blame Wall Street bankers for the global financial crisis; the rhino-horn trade should be legalised; exempting anything from VAT is a bad idea, even for the poor; job creation is a fruitless exercise; South Africa’s problem is not poverty. Tax, lies and red tape is an insightful, easy-to-understand, very opinionated book about economics by one of South Africa’s most experienced and controversial economists. Dawie Roodt argues that economics is not about numbers, graphs and statistics; it is about people, and about how they react to incentives. Unfortunately, our politicians seem to have forgotten this. Using simple concepts and thought-provoking anecdotes, the book explains how ‘the market’ evolved with humanity, what was wrong with communism, what the global ?nancial crisis is really about, the ways in which the state spends your money (and the ways in which it actually should), how tax is collected, how money and in?ation really work, the ins and outs of trade, and the ups and downs of labour. In the process, Roodt debunks politically correct thinking and current government policy, and suggests alternatives for a more effective system. Whether you agree with him or not, Tax, Lies and Red Tape will get you thinking about economics in a completely new way.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781770224810
Publisher Struik Publishers (Pty) Ltd
Contributor By (author) Dawie Roodt, By (author) Linette Retief
Publication Date 2013-08-13
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 238
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 229 X 152 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 319
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Find out why: It’s wrong to blame Wall Street bankers for the global financial crisis; the rhino-horn trade should be legalised; exempting anything from VAT is a bad idea, even for the poor; job creation is a fruitless exercise; South Africa’s problem is not poverty. Tax, lies and red tape is an insightful, easy-to-understand, very opinionated book about economics by one of South Africa’s most experienced and controversial economists. Dawie Roodt argues that economics is not about numbers, graphs and statistics; it is about people, and about how they react to incentives. Unfortunately, our politicians seem to have forgotten this. Using simple concepts and thought-provoking anecdotes, the book explains how ‘the market’ evolved with humanity, what was wrong with communism, what the global ?nancial crisis is really about, the ways in which the state spends your money (and the ways in which it actually should), how tax is collected, how money and in?ation really work, the ins and outs of trade, and the ups and downs of labour. In the process, Roodt debunks politically correct thinking and current government policy, and suggests alternatives for a more effective system. Whether you agree with him or not, Tax, Lies and Red Tape will get you thinking about economics in a completely new way.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781770224810
Publisher Struik Publishers (Pty) Ltd
Contributor By (author) Dawie Roodt, By (author) Linette Retief
Publication Date 2013-08-13
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 238
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 229 X 152 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 319
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