Politics and its Discontents: We Are All Capuchin Monkeys

Or at least I suspect we will feel like the one on the left in the following video, once the Panama papers releases its database of tax cheats and avoiders this afternoon. Recommend this Post

Northern Reflections: The Real Test: Tax Fairness

Murray Dobbin writes that there has been a palpable change in Ottawa — a change which he applauds: I feel the same relief as every other Canadian that public scientists can now speak their minds, that Harper’s war-mongering is history, that we are overnight no longer a pariah on the world stage, that there is ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: Canada’s failed experiment with corporate income tax cuts

  After a generation of comparatively high corporate income tax (CIT) rates, in the late 1980s Canadian governments at the federal and provincial levels began a series of corporate income tax reforms. According to many mainstream (‘neoclassical’) economists, reducing CIT rates was a wise public policy. A reduced CIT rate means a reduction in the ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Gimme that Old-Time Religion #nlpoli

Kim Keating is the president of the St. John’s Board of Trade this year. In her Telegram column on Saturday, Keating offered some advice to the provincial government about the upcoming budget and taxes.  “As the voice of business, the St. John’s Board of Trade does not support tax increases.” Funny that. A couple of ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: Is Harper right? Did corporate tax cuts really pay for themselves?

In a little noticed comment, Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently was reported to say: “Dropping our tax rate has not caused the government’s corporate income tax revenues to fall, which indicates that it does in fact attract business.” No one seems to have questioned his statement, even though it was made on the same day ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: Debunking Fraser Institute’s latest contortion on taxes

The Fraser Institute’s annual Consumer Tax Index report generated some media buzz with its outlandish claims about just how much taxes have risen since 1961. Before you get worked up about this, consider that 1961 was over half a century ago, before the time of universal health care that we all benefit from, before the ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale

Larry Hubich's Blog: Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale

Larry Hubich's Blog: Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale

The Progressive Economics Forum: Are average Canadians paying too much in taxes?

On April 23, the Fraser Institute released the annual update of their misleading Consumer Tax Index report. The piece is meant to feed the anti-tax sentiment with numbers sprinkled liberally for their shock value instead of providing any meaningful analysis. Here are some of the main flaws with the report’s methodology. If what follows sounds ...

Politics and its Discontents: Michael Ignatieff on the Politics of Fairness

Many of the worst excesses of the age of greed occurred in markets that were anything but free, anything but transparent. Government must be there to clean up markets riven by fraud, corruption, insider trading and toxic products that made risk systemic. Competition demands that governments are prepared to use their anti-trust, anti-monopoly functions to ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: Know the issues, act on the facts.

In the October edition of the Labour Reporter you’ll find details about some of the things that we’ve been up to over the summer. You’ll have a chance to read about the recent SFL Summer Camp, the progress of Station 20 West, and the recent memorial for Nick Schaack. You’ll also find details about important ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: Having Their Cake and Eating It Too: Stanford – CCPA

CAW Economist Jim Stanford exposes the Big Conservative/Corporate Lie.  The truth and the facts are that corporate tax cuts do not stimulate the economy and do not generate jobs and investment. Corporate tax cuts economically ineffective National Office          News Release April 13, 2011 OTTAWA—The Conservatives’ proposed 3-point reduction in corporate tax rates would cost the public ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: We get 30 cents back – People for Corporate Tax Cuts, Canada

People for Corporate Tax Cuts – Canada

Larry Hubich's Blog: Global financial crisis/recovery: What does it mean for Saskatchewan?

Global financial crisis/recovery: What does it mean for Saskatchewan? – by Dr. Simon Enoch, Director of the Saskatchewan office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. These remarks were delivered to the Saskatchewan CED and Co-operatives Conference, April 8, 2011, Mount Royal Collegiate, Saskatoon by Dr Simon Enoch. “This is a somewhat difficult topic to ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: Stephen Harper is working hard – People for Corporate Tax Cuts Canada

People for Corporate Tax Cuts Canada

Larry Hubich's Blog: Harper’s Hitlist: Power, Process and the Assault on Democracy – Dobbin

The following is reproduced from the Council of Canadians website:   Stephen Harper’s Assault on Democracy Author and Rabble.ca columnist Murray Dobbin details the harm Prime Minister Stephen Harper is doing to the political and social fabric of Canada in a new, hard-hitting essay commissioned by the Council of Canadians titled Harper’s Hitlist: Power, Process ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: The "Other Saskatchewan" – CCPA

Reproduced below is a 2011 Saskatchewan Budget Response by Dr. Simon Enoch, CCPA Saskatchewan: The “Other Saskatchewan” A Budget Response by CCPA Saskatchewan by Simon Enoch March 24, 2011 If yesterday’s budget was designed to give something to everyone in order to win over voters for the upcoming election, then it is clear where the poorest ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: The EXACT same thing is happening in Canada – Tax Cuts for Corporations and the Rich