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Brian Lee Crowley is the managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, an independent non-partisan public policy think tank in Ottawa: www.macdonaldlaurier.ca.

Listen to political debate in Canada and you’ll come away convinced that carbon taxes are the acme of cutting-edge tax policy. If, however, you want to get insight into the challenges the 21st century really poses to national tax systems, you need to look at Washington and Westminster, not our vapid political class.

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