Here’s a job I’ll recommend Spud for:
then the internal economic stability of that country and the creation of a functioning currency, and so a tax system, is a priority. People will suffer without it. It may be controversial to say so, but people need to be fed. And that’s why money is going to matter in this case, and we had better take the need for both aid – and technical support on this issue – seriously if further turmoil spreading well behind the borders of Afghanistan is to be avoided.
Yes, you go out there and you create that tax system which is the necessary requirement for a functioning currency and thus a truly independent state.
That it’s Spud insisting it be done means he can’t refuse, can he? And he would, of course, be paid in the currency his tax system supports….