Are you just a taxpayer, or are you a citizen?

One of my biggest irritations is reading or hearing the term ‘taxpayer.’ We have become quite accustomed now to hearing and understanding everything through the lens of the economy, haven’t we? Successive neo-liberal governments (and that’s all governments since the 1980s onward, in varying degrees) have been effective in teaching us to use this language. It has trickled down to provincial and municipal levels. It’s the dominant way we speak to one anot
Roderick Benns

Roderick Benns