Ethical Challenges of the Underground Economy

business_ethics_highlights_2The blog entry below follows up on video we posted recently about the ethics of the underground economy. >>>

How big is Canada’s underground economy? $42 billion

…Ethically, this is not good. Contractors (for example) who don’t charge the required taxes are not competing fairly. And consumers who are complicit in such tax avoidance aren’t paying their fair share of the national tax burden; they are, to use the standard mass transit metaphor, “free riders,” letting the rest of us pay to support the tax-funded services that we all enjoy….

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