When Revenues Collapse

Commentary, Taxation, Frontier Centre

The book predicts that governments will eventually be controlled by their customers, citizens who pay for and use their services. Thus we will see innovative policies to reduce operating costs – but for real this time. In a world of dwindling revenues, we will, of necessity, see high-performance government.

Lessons From Ireland

Commentary, Taxation, Frontier Centre

Ten years ago, this island’s population of 3.6 million suffered 18% unemployment. Its economy was based mainly on farming and natural resources. Talented folks did what generations before them had done to get ahead – leave, just as many of our own have done on the Prairies.

No Free Lunches

Commentary, Taxation, Frontier Centre

A famous economist once said: “There is no such thing as a free lunch”. He was right. So beware of elected officials who skirt the sad results of excessive property taxation by offering high profile “freebies”. It’s another reason your house in Winnipeg suffers from the lowest property values in Canada.