Stephen MacLean

New at AdamSmith.org: The global economics of corporate tax cuts

Written by | Wednesday 29 February 2012

Jim Flaherty, Canada’s minister of finance, may well be exasperated.  Speaking of the federal government’s plan for a national corporate tax of 25 per cent, the Minister affirmed that ‘we believe lower taxes create investment and jobs.  I continue to encourage our provincial partners to follow our lead.’  Unfortunately, his counterparts remain to be convinced, with British Columbia and Ontario signalling their intentions to halt the downward tre

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The global economics of corporate tax cuts

Written by | Wednesday 29 February 2012

Jim Flaherty, Canada’s minister of finance, may well be exasperated.  Speaking of the federal government’s plan for a national corporate tax of 25 per cent, the Minister affirmed that ‘we believe lower taxes create investment and jobs.  I continue to encourage our provincial partners to follow our lead.’  Unfortunately, his counterparts remain to be convinced, with British Columbia and Ontario signalling their intentions to halt the downward tre

Can the GOP defend capitalism?

Written by | Thursday 16 February 2012

Of America’s two political parties, Republicans are viewed as the better friend of the market-place.  But these capitalist credentials have taken a beaten in the race to choose a candidate to challenge the Democrats for the White House.  Two recent events on the campaign trail epitomise GOP troubles.

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