Greeting the tax that must not be named

GST hikes are the Lord Voldemort of tax reform – seen by many as too awful to mention. But they’re the smartest option for any government that wants to get serious about the budget.

If there’s an economist who doesn’t like the idea of expanding the base or raising the rate of the goods and services tax, I’ve yet to meet them.

The case is overwhelming. The politics are diabolical, sure. But it’s important to give due diligence to all good public policy ideas.

So here it is.


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