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We live in a quasi-democracy. And it is eroding. The October 21st unreformed election was simply not fair for at least half of those who voted. The reality: One Liberal MP for every 37,681 votes for the party; One Conservative MP for every 50,873 votes; One NDP MP for every 118,717 votes; One Green oneContinue reading “Alberta and Canada: When Democracy Gets Sacrificed”
Canada faces huge, long term, destabilizing challenges. Inequality of wealth is soaring. The richest 87 Canadian families own as much as 12 million average Canadian income earners while Alberta gives tax breaks to the rich and cuts services to the poor. While much of the world surges ahead developing renewable energy and post fossil fuelContinue reading “Alberta and Canada: A Public Policy Failure in Process?”
The word ‘markups’ does not arouse the same emotions as taxes and profits. But markups are an important and little understood form of ‘taxation’. When a business sells something, it takes the cost of either making it or buying it and adds a markup. The markup can be low for high volume goods and services,Continue reading “Corporate Imposed Taxes and How they Reduce Our Quality of Life”
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