John Stossel Asks, “Why Are Indians Poor?”

Manny Jules served as Chief of the Kamloops Indian Band in British Columbia for sixteen years. He has devoted his life to the betterment of First Nations. Recently, he met with John Stossel to discuss the cycle of poverty on reservations. He also described how to break it.

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

McGuinty’s Central Planning Sends Electricity Rates Soaring

The Financial Post has published an excellent article detailing the disastrous impact of central planning by the McGuinty government on the electricity industry in Ontario.

Dragon’s Den: Harper Edition

Have you ever watched Kevin O’Leary and Jim Treliving banter back and forth on CBC’s “Dragon’s Den” and think to yourself: “Man, it would be so cool to be a venture capitalist”? If so, you have company. Stephen Harper is planning to invest $400-million in various venture capital projects in Canada.

Looking for a Job? The Central Bank Is Hiring

With the departure of Mark Carney to England, the Bank of Canada is looking to fill its vacant governor position. If you’re in need of a job or looking for a promotion, why not consider applying?

When You Start Working For Yourself & Not The Government

On 17 April 2012 the United States celebrated its annual Tax Freedom Day. Wikipedia explains the concept: Tax Freedom Day is the first day of the year in which a nation as a whole has theoretically earned enough income to fund its annual tax burden. (…) Every dollar that is officially considered income by the government is counted, and every payment […]

HuffPo & The Untenable Anti-Capitalistic Mentality

Lynn Parramore has co-authored a blog article over at HuffPo Canada entitled Capitalism’s Dirty Secret: Corporations Don’t Create Good Jobs Anymore, They Destroy Them. Her biography mentions that “she holds a doctorate in English from New York University, where she received a teaching fellowship and taught essay writing and cultural theory.” Judging from this article, […]

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