The Daydreaming of a Would-Be Despot

In an astute bit of political commentary from a seemingly unlikely source, actor Seth Rogan, a Canadian, once remarked that, “where I come from, communism is not a terrible word.” And based on a recent admission by a Canadian political leader, altogether stunning for its honesty, it appears that we can now add the word […]

Why the Government Should Let BlackBerry Fall

Writing for the National Post, Andrew Coyne hits the nail right on the head when he explains why there should be no government bailout of BlackBerry

Some Questions About a National Securities Regulator

On Thursday, Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced a partnership between the federal government and the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario aimed at creating national uniformity in the regulation of securities. The arrangement, entitled the “co-operative capital markets regulatory system,” will be encouraged on the other provinces in a bid to create a single […]

The Public Sector Impact on Ontario’s Debt Woes

(Originally appearing at LvMIC.) The motto of the province of Ontario is Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet which, translated from the original Latin, means: “Loyal she began, loyal she remains.” This is an homage to the province’s historical affiliation with the monarchy of Britain. However, in the year since the release of the Drummond Commission report, […]

Justin Trudeau and Equality of Opportunity

(Originally appearing at LvMIC.) Justin Trudeau is the perceived front-runner for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. On Saturday, he released a public statement outlining some of his proposed policy initiatives. In this statement, he asserts that his party “must be a party of principle.” More specifically, it must be a party of […]

Joseph Salerno on the Punitive Flat Tax

Recently, paediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson raised the ire of President Barack Obama by criticizing the progressive income tax during his speech at the American National Prayer Breakfast. Meanwhile, Professor Joseph Salerno, writing at the Circle Bastiat, explains the punitive nature of proportional income taxation, i.e. the flat tax

What to Do About the Student Loan Bubble

Here is a chart detailing money supply growth in Canada.

Subsidizing Exports Means Higher Prices

I live in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, which is located on the Canada-U.S. border, neighbouring Michigan. Here, it is commonplace for Canadians to go shopping “across the river.”

“Occupied StatsCan” and the One Percent

One of the first principles of economic theory is that persons differ. In fact, differences with respect to personal preferences and abilities help give rise to comparative advantage and the division of labour in society. This has led to a continual increase in the standard of living throughout human history. Incidentally, this underscores the main argument […]

More Gun Control Foolishness

Freedom, as applied to the ownership of firearms for self-defence purposes, is a delicate issue. It has a tendency to offend the sensibilities of squeamish individuals.

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