Tax is Not a Four-Letter Word: A Different Take on Taxes in Canada

Himelfarb, Alex; Himelfarb, Jordon (eds.)
Publisher:  Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Year Published:  2013  
Pages:  304pp   ISBN:  9781554588329
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18438

The contributors, leading Canadian practitioners and scholars, explore how taxes have become a political "no-go zone" and how changes in taxation are changing Canada. They challenge the view that any tax is a bad tax and provide broad directions for fairer and smarter approaches.

Abstract: 
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Taxes connect us to one another, to the common good, and to the future. This is a book about taxes: who pays what and who gets what. More than that, it’s about the role of government, about citizenship and our collective well-being, about the Canada we want. The contributors, leading Canadian practitioners and scholars, explore how taxes have become a political "no-go zone" and how changes in taxation are changing Canada. They challenge the view that any tax is a bad tax and provide broad directions for fairer and smarter approaches.

This is a book that will be of interest to anyone concerned with public policy and public affairs, economics, and political science and to anyone interested in challenging the conventional wisdom that lower taxes and smaller government are the cures to what ails us.