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And Finally

Andrew Flint takes a sideways look at the month's tax news
Do you remember RD Laing? You certainly do if you are my age and had a dangerous flirtation with the less pharmaceutical but more sartorially disastrous aspects of hippiedom. It was Laing's view (now I believe somewhat overtaken by subsequent research) that schizophrenia wasn't something you got like a disease: rather it was a way of life.
The self could be so insecure of its own existence that the only protection lies in retreating to some inaccessible place behind a barrier of other selves. But what if those other selves start to turn on you? Then I'm afraid you enter the long dark nightmare of tortured madness known to psychiatric medicine as being...

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