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 […]

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.

The Impact of Canada’s Regulatory Burden

(Originally appearing at LvMIC.) On Monday, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) unveiled the third edition of Canada’s Red Tape Report. It reveals the pecuniary impact of the various government regulations imposed on Canadian businesses. For the first time ever, it also compares the costs of Canada’s regulatory burden with those of the United […]

Online Learning is Revolutionizing Education

Are you familiar with Salman Khan? If not, you should be.

Does a Glass of Milk a Day Mean a Nobel Prize is on its Way?

Last week, the British journal Practical Neurology published a study examining the link between a country’s milk consumption and Nobel prizes. As it turns out, countries where people drink more milk produce more Nobel laureates. Research indicating a similar link between chocolate consumption and Nobel prizes was published in the New England Journal of Medicine […]

The Udder Futility of Centrally Planned Milk Production

(Originally appearing at LvMIC) Dairy products in Canada cost roughly two to three times more than in the U.S. This has the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) feeling cheesed.

Labour’s Right-to-work Doublespeak

(Originally appearing at LvMIC) Right-to-work legislation was introduced in Michigan this past Thursday. Public and private sector workers will soon have the freedom to choose whether or not they wish to pay union dues in an organized workplace. Beforehand, it was mandatory.

Long Lines for Egalitarian Health Care

(Originally published at LvMIC). A new report by the Fraser Institute lends credence to what most Canadians seeking specialist medical care already know: wait times for medically necessary treatment remain too long.

Trade Deficits and the Freedom of Choice

Alan Uke, author of Buying America Back: A Real-Deal Blueprint for Restoring American Prosperity, has published an article at The Huffington Post entitled The High Cost of Cheap Imports. Here he claims that the current economic crisis in America is due to its balance of payments.

An Earth-Shattering Revelation About Dora the Explorer, Courtesy of the State

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) is a quasi-judicial federal body. It arbitrates disputes related to trade, customs and procurement at the request of the government of Canada. It also provides the government with advice on tariffs, trade, commercial and economic matters. In fiscal year 2011-12, its estimated cost to taxpayers was $14.111 million. According […]

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    Gregory Cummings writes about Canadian monetary and economic policy. His writing has been featured at the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada and the Ludwig von Mises Institute's Mises Daily publication. Read more.

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