Tax and Fiscal Policy

Limit state intervention to tackle poverty


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Mark Littlewood comments for the Daily Express

Matthew Lesh comments for the Daily Express

Matthew Lesh, IEA Head of Public Policy, has commented in the Daily Express following Oxfam’s calls for a global wealth tax.

Matthew asserted that, “Some people getting wealthier does not intrinsically mean that anyone else is poorer.”

“People have lost incomes because of a pandemic that locked down much of the world’s economy, not because others provided useful products.”

“The lesson is clear: state intervention that prevents economic activity makes people poorer.”

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