Taxation is a boring and complicated topic that nobody understands and everybody hates but it's also arguably the most important part of our society. 

Miranda Stewart is Director of Australian Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU. She knows a thing or two about taxation, why we have it and how to negotiate it.

We put her knowledge to the test in an episode our editor didn't understand.

Miranda has two books available for sale:

And this is what they look like.

We're not necessarily telling you to do this, but if you buy them from Amazon, you won't have to pay GST.