Early in the morning, on a train to a London, I ask myself why I do this. I am not alone in doing so. It is a question I am asked, often, by friends, those who disagree with the conclusions I reach in my work, academics (there is at least one study of the tax justice movement going on right now) and journalists.
Because he gets paid £50k a year plus to do it.
Which is a pretty good semi-retirement for a small business accountant from Wandsworth.
What I am in favour of is the responsible allocation and use of wealth in the interests of all in a society.
Plus, of course, the great joy that comes from telling everyone else how they ought to act and behave.