Addressing the twin easy ways to make money crises of global warming and neoliberalism – raise the hammer

In the united kingdom, emissions have been falling steadily for the past half-century after a peak in the early 1970s. In 2008, the country passed a climate act that legally binds the easy ways to make money secretary of state to achieve reduction targets and empowers an easy ways to make money independent committee on climate change to advise the government on easy ways to make money how best to meet its targets.

Prior to april 1, 2019, canada had effectively no national climate policy. Under the new pan-canadian framework on clean growth and climate change, every province is required to have a provincial policy to easy ways to make money put a price on carbon. Provinces that refuse to adopt their own carbon pricing system easy ways to make money are subject to a national carbon tax backstop – a $20/tonne tax on carbon emissions.

This tax is revenue-neutral: the money collected is being returned to canadians in a easy ways to make money "climate action incentive payment" paid through income tax returns. In a politically smart move, the first incentive payment is being paid with this year’s income tax returns, at the start of the period in which the carbon easy ways to make money tax is being collected. (sidenote: jen dawson suggests 16 ways to spend your carbon tax easy ways to make money dividend.)

So far, four canadian provinces – all of them led by conservative governments – have refused to adopt a provincial carbon pricing system: manitoba, new brunswick, ontario and saskatchewan. Alberta currently has a carbon tax but the recently-elected united conservative government has pledged to abolish it, meaning albertans will also fall under the federal carbon tax easy ways to make money backstop.

The fact is that our economy has not been serving easy ways to make money canadians well for a very long time. For the past three decades, successive liberal and conservative governments alike have gone further and easy ways to make money further down the rabbit hole of neoliberalism, a political ideology that low corporate taxes and lax regulations easy ways to make money will somehow be good for the economy as a whole.

Workers have less bargaining power to demand that they share easy ways to make money in the wealth gained by productivity growth. Consumers have less buying power to demand products that are easy ways to make money healthy, safe and sustainable. And citizens have less political power to ensure that the easy ways to make money government serves our values and interests rather than corporate imperatives. Neoliberalism perpetuates itself

But the more money and power big businesses accrue, the more influence they are able to exert over both easy ways to make money major parties. Whether it’s the liberal government writing a new federal law to easy ways to make money allow corporations to avoid criminal prosecution after intense lobbying from easy ways to make money SNC-lavalin, or the conservative leader holding a secret meeting with fossil easy ways to make money fuel industry executives, big business inherently corrupts our politics by buying the laws easy ways to make money that most benefit their own narrow interests.

When you give bigger tax cuts to corporations that already easy ways to make money have high profit margins and large stockpiles of cash, they just stockpile more cash. They indulge in share buybacks, give out fat dividends to shareholders, pay huge executive bonuses, and participate in ever more outlandishly complicated financial instruments designed easy ways to make money to squeeze value out of the market, not insert value into it.

There is absolutely NO REASON – aside from the catastrophic risk of politics-as-usual – why we can’t transition to a more just future. But we need a clear idea of where we need easy ways to make money to go and what we need to do to get easy ways to make money there, and we need a united, citizen-based movement that can communicate the risks and opportunities and easy ways to make money mobilize support to restore government power from big business back easy ways to make money to the citizenry.

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