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Duncan Cameron | The fact that tax cuts do not create jobs as predicted has not stopped right-wing parties in search of business support from repeating the promise.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Donald Trump describes his new tax bill as "an incredible Christmas gift for hardworking Americans," but in reality it's the largest wealth transfer from the bottom to the top in American history.
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Linda McQuaig | There's every indication that Justin Trudeau, notwithstanding his progressive talk, would continue the longstanding Liberal tradition of letting Bay Street call the economic shots.
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Hugh Mackenzie | What a surprise! The NDP makes a proposal for a very modest increase in corporate tax rates and defenders of all things corporate in Canada turn on their scary corporate tax number-generating machine.
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Jim Stanford | The political calculus of corporate taxes has changed dramatically. Canadians' willingness to watch corporations receive favourable treatment, while delivering less economic effort, has evaporated.
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Eve-Lyne Couturier | Today, corporations pay a much smaller portion of their profits to the government thanks not only to tax cuts, but also to an entire taxation regime designed for their benefit.
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Kaylie Tiessen | What is the combined effect of the race to the bottom for small business and corporate taxes? This tax policy is one among many factors contributing to income and wealth inequality in Canada.
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Hugh Mackenzie | The problem is that the small business of the imagination ­-- the mom-and-pop operation -- is not at all representative of the corporations that benefit from the small business tax rate.
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Marc Lee | Big picture climate action requires that we act together to make systemic changes to reduce our emissions. Carbon pricing is part of the answer, but regulations and public investment are also needed.
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Murray Dobbin | Canada's economy is increasingly at the mercy of a risk-averse, inept corporate elite addicted to government tax breaks, and an ideologically addled government. It is a deadly combination.
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Stephen Kimber | Will "rewarding risk-takers, dreamers, doers and builders" really boost entrepreneurship and investment, or just fund more winter golfing vacations?
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Larry Haiven | The amounts that corporations are spending on "corporate social responsibility" are but an infinitesimal part of what they have saved in corporate taxes.