Why is greed and love of money considered good in the case of a wealthy investor, while the wider desire for a decent living standard is considered an expectation to be curbed in ordinary citizens?
Are corporate tax cuts the sharp tooth that will finally puncture the Teflon hide of the Harper government, letting an ugly illusion bleed out?
There was always skepticism about claims that, as the rich became richer, income would "trickle down" to others. What wasn't foreseen was that the trickling would actually be in the other direction.
If you earned one dollar every second you would be a millionaire in 12 days. It would take another 32 years for you to become a billionaire.
If you earned one dollar every second you would be a millionaire in twelve days. It would take another 32 years for you to become a billionaire.
Obama's reluctance to advocate restoring the serious progressive taxation that once existed in the U.S. reveals much about the timidity and self-imposed limits of progressive politics today.
The removal of estate tax, which remains an obscure event in Canadian history, had momentous implications, depriving Ottawa of revenue and putting Canada on a path toward greater inequality.
Taxpayers have no voice.
Watch the New Brunswick election for an eye-opener. Thanks to continuous tax cuts, which are great for shoppers but not great for debt, New Brunswick's finances are spiralling out of control.
The Liberal think-fest last weekend turned up some unexpected consequences. Michael Ignatieff found the courage, at least temporarily, to take an actual stand on a tough political issue.