Qantas’ Final Destination

Commentary, Transportation, Ken Phillips

Given its current direction, Qantas as an airline brand will most probably disappear. Its likely future is as an owner and manager of franchised other branded airlines. The transition could happen with a comparative speed that may surprise. In fact, …

Canada’s Contract Killer

Commentary, Workplace, Ken Phillips

In Canada, 15 per cent of the workforce is self-employed. Australia’s rate is 18.5 per cent. Recently I proposed the idea that there’s a distinct link between self-employment and entrepreneurial innovation. Self-employed people are, by behaviour and motivation, entrepreneurs. The …

Who Determines Entrepreneurship?

Publication, Taxation, Ken Phillips

There are 2.6 million self-employed people in Canada. Even though the Canadian and provincial governments generally have formally stated positive attitudes toward self-employed people, key aspects of tax administration are biased against people being self-employed. This blocks entrepreneurship. To understand …