Taking Stock – Luciano’s backing track on his tax.

The stamp of honour in Italy took a dramatic turn this week following a massive backdated tax payout by Luciano Pavarotti. Pavarotti, who was forced to pay 25bn lire (#8m) to Italy’s tax office, said it was not a punishment because he was an ‘honourable Italian citizen’. TS asks whether Italy’s mark of honour – the embedded rule of silence – will now become whether you’ve paid your taxes. ?:

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