Jim Flaherty on Canadian Tariffs

(Originally appearing at LvMIC.) On Wednesday, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, responding to a Senate Finance Committee report urging a “review of Canadian tariffs” to address the ongoing Canada-U.S. price gap, remarked: We’ve been looking at our tariff situation carefully, particularly with respect to consumer goods in Canada to see what we could do. Tariffs are […]

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.”

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.

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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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