Monthly Archives: May 2010

Carbon Taxes

When politicians talk about carbon taxes, they are usually talking about retail sales taxes.  This seems like a very inefficient way to limit carbon emissions. Why not tax carbon at the mine entrance or the well head?  Of course, we … Continue reading

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Payroll Taxes

While I’m on the subject of taxes, consider payroll taxes.  We want to maintain employment without increasing our consumption of resources, yet the taxation system actively punishes employment.

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The HST and GST

In British Columbia there is a hot debate going on about the government’s plan to adopt the Harmonized Sales Tax, so that taxation rules will be the same as those for the Federal Government’s Goods and Services Tax. All the … Continue reading

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