I picked up the book months ago when Dennis Howlett was in town on a book tour. I'm slowly making my way through the book. Alot of interesting stuff.
Jim Stanford's chapter on the failure of corporate tax cuts is a particular eye opener. Since the late 1980s, federal and provincial governments have steadily cut the corporate tax rate.
The economic rationale behind cutting corporate tax rates is that businesses will invest more if they can keep more of their profits.
Turns out it hasn't really worked.
Since the mid-1980s...business investment spending has declined, but business cash flow has increased.