The GOP Candidates’ Tax Proposals are Wild, Ambitious, and a Little Bit Scary

Jenny Mutton With the mania of Iowa in the rear-view mirror, and the New Hampshire caucus coming up, I’ve been really distracted by American political ongoings. More specifically, I’ve been hate-reading some of the Republican candidates’ platforms (and for some reason, when I do so, I find myself instinctively shielding my womb). For all the…

Friend or Foe: Educationally Assortative Marriages

Shane Senécal-Tremblay Wealth inequality, or the uneven distribution of financial assets among citizens, is a subject that has gained significant traction as of late. Following the Occupy movement and the publication of Thomas Pickety’s best-selling “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” it is not only fraught over within academia, but also now figures prominently in the public…

The Costs and Benefits of the Income Split

Cayla Baarda After months of debate both in and outside of Parliament, the federal government recently announced plans to lower the tax burden for Canadian families. A core component of these plans is an income splitting policy designed to allow couples with children under the age of 18 to split their incomes between the higher and lower…