This is something I haven’t heard all day on every newscast on CBC. Yesterday’s widely reported Fraser Institute claim that taxes have gone up a zillion kajillion times by 1,624% over the past year half century is apparently wrong! No! (

In the spirit of honest research in the public interest, I present the following crappy graph of how this might have happened and the resulting impact on public policy.

If you have a better analysis you’d like to pull out of your ass and share with us, please post your link in the comments.

(Special, special thanks to Crappy Graphs!)