Dead For Tax Reasons, a wordpress blog, is a blog written by Dr. Lindsay Tedds. This blog parses tax policy issues, focusing on Canada, in the hope of shining the light on this deep and oft misunderstood underbelly of a progressive and advanced society. Lindsay has a very eclectic background, which heavily influences her perspective on economics and taxes. Lindsay is neither a fan nor foe of taxes, but rather sees the good, the bad, and the ugly in all things taxes.

Lindsay is an academic economist who specializes in tax policy. She first became interested in both economics and taxes when she read Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Economists are introduced with the mythical planet of Magrathea (where the planet Earth was created): ”Magrathea is a myth a fairy story, it’s what parents tell their kids about at night if they want them to grow up to be economists….” Taxes were featured along side the character ‘Hotblack Desiato’ who was spending the year dead for tax reasons. If you are unfamiliar with this series, she highly recommends that you avoid the Hollywood movie and instead watch the British TV series or listen to the British radio series. Better yet, read the book.

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