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Tax me if you can

Britain's outlandish penalties on windows, soaps, and pies offer a little lesson in enterprise and liberty

One takeaway lesson from the vexations of tax is that the electorate has had some enterprising triumphs in outwitting politicians who offered a brand of impractical policies.

IT SEEMS that creativity knows no bounds when it comes to taxes. At least, when it comes to the British. I had a sampling of this during a trip to Scotland, when the tour guide pointed out that certain windows of old buildings in parts of Edinburgh looked to be blocked. The suspicion is that...

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