Some more fascinating quotes from the great and the good on business, tax, money and life in general.

“I’m not bothered about a social life. It’s never something l’ve enjoyed.I don’t drink, I don’t party. I work, I spend time with my boyfriend and l go to bed. l’d rather just focus on making money, being successful and happy.”

Influencer Molly-Mae Hague, in the Daily Mirror.

“When I bought my first property, going abroad, the easyJet, coffee, gym, Netflix lifestyle didn’t exist. I used to walk to work with a hard-to-obtain sandwich. And on payday I’d go for a pizza, and to a movie, and buy a lipstick.”

TV presenter Kirstie Allsop suggests youngsters forego luxuries if they want to buy a house, quoted in The Times.

“MMT proponents, to be consistent, should now be calling for large tax hikes. Would be interested to hear how much they think taxes need to go up to solve the ‘cost of living crisis?”

Jonathan Portes on MMT, the idea that governments can print money at will, keeping a lid on inflation with taxation, on Twitter.

“Why does the governor of the Bank of England encourage restraint in wage demands, but not call for restraint in businesses’ attempts to protect their profit margins? Intellectual bias, ideology, greater resignation with respect to price-than wage-setting, or something else?”

Financial Times journalist Martin Sandbu, on Twitter.

“Don’t worry about it. It’s just money. I know people with an obscene amount and they’re not happy, and it’s not the money that’s making them unhappy. It’s the fact they’re not happy making them unhappy”

Singer Matt Cardle, quoted in The Sunday Times.

“Bankruptcy really only means that you made a lot of money. It’s nothing to feel bad about. A lot of successful business people have been bankrupt.”

Singer Mica Paris, quoted in The Daily Telegraph.

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