I spoke yesterday to the European Young Conservatives on the origins of the crisis in excess state power, deficit spending, debt and debasement. Here are the slides:
And this morning, I spoke on the morality of taxation alongside Syed Kamall MEP, Cllr J P Floru and Matthew Elliott of the TaxPayers’ Alliance. My remarks are here: PDF.
My central message was the same on both occasions: if we really care about human welfare, especially the welfare of the poor, we need to think extremely carefully about the size and role of the state and how it is funded.