Category Archives: Taxation

Lawrence Solomon: England’s sea change

Under devolution, socialism shrinks while England becomes a bastion of free enterprise. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Income splitting helps the poor, too

(February 27, 2014) The family should be recognized for its fundamental role in wealth creation. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Cain should scrap the last leg of 9-9-9

Herman Cain should scrap the last leg of his 9-9-9 plan. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Atwood’s library

(August 5, 2011) Toronto has an extraordinary library system with close to 100 branches. The former is mostly about books; the latter mostly about everything but books. This is true of most Canadian cities, where the great history of building public libraries to bring books to the people is running up against rapidly changing cultures and technologies. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Fix Your City – KPMG cuts are merely cautious

(July 29, 2011) The potential cuts that KPMG laid out are just what you’d expect from a consulting group inspired by accountants: cautious and uninspired. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: A Tea Party budget

(July 15, 2011) Michele Bachmann would stop the borrowing and ­prioritize Social Security, Medicare and defence. Continue reading

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The Politics of Alternative Energy (3): The Need for Public Ownership of the Carbon “Idea”

(July 4, 2011) “If in the long run we are the makers of our own fate, in the short run we are the captives of the ideas we have created”. These words of economist and political philosopher Friedrich Hayek’s today resonate loudly in the carbon “idea” – that the West should fast-track a low-carbon economy no matter what the socio-economic cost. Continue reading

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