Pirie, Dr. Madsen
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Taxes in Canada. Problems with the British tax system. Remarks on the past, present, and future. The past - privitization. The Thatcher era in Britain. How privitization in Britain affected things in Canada. The present - globalization. One of the largest forces in human history. How it is affecting almost everyone. Some facts and figures. Thoughts on protectionism. Foreign aid. How trade works when aid doesn't. Jobs. The future: flat tax. Results of flat tax. How it can work. Public services. The de-politicization of public services. Would it work in Canada? A conclusion of total optimism.