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How to build a better Canada after COVID-19: Transform CERB into a basic annual income program

Most proposals for a basic annual income rest on a negative income tax, says Canadian economist Gregory C. Mason
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Paying for coronavirus will have to be like war debt — spread over generations

There is no magic money tree in economics, says Anton Muscatelli
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Bottom Line Profits: "It Ain't Necessarily So"*

Tax lawyer and accountant Vern Krishna looks at "the art of communicating financial information" through accounting
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Biden, Keystone XL and a Green New Deal could shake up Canada’s energy industry

A Green New Deal will simply serve to accelerate current business trends
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CEWS forms for COVID-19 relief will lead to tax fraud, fuel cash economy

Those who don’t remember tax history are doomed to repeat it, says David Rotfleisch
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Governments must resist coronavirus lobbying and focus on long-term transformation

Corporations around the world are seeking another massive bailout by taxpayers
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Could COVID-19 turn Canadians from debtors into savers?

The final part of our series on the COVID-19 pandemic and economic models
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What economic model will the post-pandemic economy follow?

Part three of our series on the COVID-19 pandemic and economic models
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Paying for the pandemic: Why the government’s massive coronavirus spending may not lead to higher taxes

Will pandemic debt require raising taxes and spending cuts in the future?
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Accounting for COVID-19 economics: Same as the Great Recession?

Part two of our series on the COVID-19 pandemic and economic models
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It could take two years for the economy to recover from the coronavirus pandemic

Past-pandemic studies suggest current economic outlook, says accounting figure Steven Salterio
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CRA Audit Activity: The Calm Before The Storm?

Trump's tax cuts and deficit spending will increase CRA's vigorous audit activities
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Oil crash explained: How are negative oil prices even possible?

On Monday, oil futures’ contracts ended the day at -US$37
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Is socialism coming back under Covid-19?

Government intervention is unprecedented in the current crisis
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Restarting the coronavirus economy: 4 possible steps

The four phases of a potential post-pandemic Canadian economy
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How to avoid a coronavirus debt crisis?

Issue a new type of government bonds linked to GDP, says Costas Milas
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Coronavirus disruption: A chance for businesses to adapt and renew

COVID-19 will create many new opportunities for businesses, says Felix Arndt
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Coronavirus: Can Canada fiscally handle ‘black swan’ events?

Canada’s provincial debt levels are troubling, says Jerome Gessaroli
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Corporate debt is in serious trouble — here’s what it means if the market collapses

Companies are entering a period of uncertainty at high levels of corporate debt, says Jefferson Frank
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Put your trust in taxes during the coronavirus pandemic recovery

Governments amend taxes for good times and bad, says Andrew Bauer
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Pandemic bonds: The financial cure we need for COVID-19?

Some healthy skepticism is warranted when considering the social value of catastrophe bonds
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Are Canadians ready to ditch GDP as a key prosperity indicator?

Surveys show support for new indicators of progress, prosperity and protection
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Inheritance tax, wealth tax and more capital gains tax: The future of Canadian taxation?

Canadian tax policy has become a hotbed of new ideas, writes Margaret O'Sullivan
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Coronavirus: A simple way to keep workers — and the economy — from getting sick

Governments have an economic tool to use against COVID-19: Unemployment Insurance
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Stocks are plummeting — could coronavirus cause a recession?

Economies with strong ties to China could be in for a rocky road ahead