Moral judgments about tax have been flying around the media like a virus. David Cameron’s condemnation of Jimmy Carr’s tax arrangements as “morally wrong” made headlines.
Carr’s public apology, after withdrawing from the avoidance scheme in question, added to the moral overtone. Further moral judgments were made following Cameron’s refusal to comment on Gary Barlow’s tax affairs, with speculations surrounding Barlow’s relationship with the Conservative party and his recently awarded OBE.
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