Archive for October, 2011

How Government Creates Unemployment with Minimum Wage Laws

Monday, October 31st, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Regulation.
British Columbia, why do you hate the poor?

Excerpted from “The Case for Legalizing Capitalism” Politicians like to tell us that if we elect them, they will create jobs for us. This is impossible, unless they intend to expand government and have taxpayers pay more government workers to

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Sortir le gouvernement du système monétaire-Getting Government Out of the Monetary System

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, History, Regulation.
100 Percent Gold Dollar

L’or a été, pendant des millénaires, l’objet de choix comme unité de compte et comme moyen d’échange. Facile à reconnaître, à transporter et à transformer en pièces de monnaie, homogène et durable; voilà quelques-unes des qualités qui ont avantagé le

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Some thoughts on the EU summit

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 by posted in Economics.

Click here to read this article in pdf format: october-27-2011 As we write these comments, no concrete proposal for the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) has been presented after the summit that took place yesterday, among leaders of the European

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Frum Drinks the Kool-Aid

Frum Mug

A recent statement by David Frum has been making the rounds on the internet recently that should give everyone pause: Imagine, if you will, someone who read only the Wall Street Journal editorial page between 2000 and 2011, and someone in

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Know Your Rights

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 by posted in Lifestyle.

From the various “Occupy” sit-ins to the U.S. presidential race, to the European financial crisis, there are a lot of important, high-profile news stories out there with libertarian implications. It can be hard to keep up with the smaller stories;

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A Useful Canadian History Lesson

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 by posted in Economics, History, Politics.

The second volume of Richard Gwyn’s biography of Sir John A. MacDonald has just been published and there’s a passage  (contained in an excerpt run by the Toronto Star on Sunday) that tells us something important about how people thought

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Why Was There No Canadian “Civil War”?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 by posted in Economics, History, Law, Politics, Regulation, Trade.
The National Policy

Some Canadians seem prone to assume that all the fire and brimstone of North American history was naturally in the U.S., while the genteel “peace and good government” tradition equally as naturally informed the more sedate history of Canada. Yet,

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Private vs. Public

Friday, October 21st, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, History.

Here is a very interesting juxtaposition, though I don’t think the people invoolved see it this way There is a new camera technology that is able to capture the “light field” and so can have multiple focal points within one

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Liberty & Oil Videos

We have the first Mises Canada Circle Lectures fromMises Circle Calgary – Liberty and Oil: the Foundations of Modern Civilization from Saturday September 10, 2011 online for your edification. Drill baby drill! With Henry Lyatsky Economics of Oil and Gas

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Economics of Oil and Gas Legislation in Alberta

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 by posted in Economics, Education, Environment, Politics, Regulation.

Danny Leroy of Lethbridge University speaks at the Mises Canada Circle: Liberty and Oil, Foundations of Modern Civilization. The talk is entitled “Economics of Oil and Gas Legislation in Alberta” Recorded Saturday September 10th, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta.   Redmond

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Pre-Occupy

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Regulation.

If a man suddenly throws up in an airplane during a flight you can probably argue he had too much to drink, or had a fragile stomach. Maybe flying was not for him. If, however, all 300 passengers puke shortly

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Drill baby drill! With Henry Lyatsky

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Environment, Foreign Policy.

Henry Lyatsky speaks on the necessity of using Canada’s offshore oil reserves at the Mises Canada Circle: Liberty and Oil, Foundations of Modern Civilization. The talk is entitled “Drill baby drill! Why Canadian Offshore Oil is good for Canada and

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Canada And Energy Freedom with Bob Murphy

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education, Environment, Regulation.

Bob Murphy speaks on Canada And Energy Freedom with Bob Murphy at the Mises Canada Circle: Liberty and Oil, Foundations of Modern Civilization. Recorded Saturday September 10th, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta Redmond is the director of the Ludwig von Mises

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The Grasping Hand

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Socialism.
Debt: Slavery for the Free?

Originally posted on the City Journal The modern democratic state pillages its productive citizens. To assess the unprecedented scale that the modern democratic state has attained in Europe, it is useful to recall the historical kinship between two movements that

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Prices and the demand for money

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics.
money-demand

Originally posted 25 August 11 on the Cobden Centre Banking theory remains one of the most heatedly debated areas of economics within Austrian circles, with two camps sitting opposite each other: full reservists and free bankers.  The naming of the

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Constitutional Question

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 by posted in Law, Philosophy, Politics.

Prime Minister Harper has nominated Andromache Karakatsanis and Michael Moldaver to the Supreme Court. Were this the United States, this would just be the beginning of the story, as the nominees would have to face a potentially grueling confirmation process

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Molyneux on Executive Pay

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, History, Law, Regulation.

I’ve attended the Occupy Ottawa protests for the past three days. I don’t know if I will get a chance to go today. One of the issues that is on people’s minds is, understandably, enormous executive pay, bonuses, green parachutes,

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All Power to the Poutine!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 by posted in Civil Liberties, Health Care, Lifestyle, Regulation.
Manna from Heaven

A headline in the National Post (07/10) announced, “Hot dogs and poutine stage comeback after Quebec rink’s fans revolt.” The story revolved around the town of Lac-Etchemin, Quebec that prided itself on being the first Canadian municipality to ban ‘unhealthy’

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Rothbard’s Anti-libertarian Gold Standard?

Monday, October 17th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Regulation.
Free!

Murray Rothbard’s frequent and infamous propensity for denouncing fractional reserve banking as fraud and promoting instead a universal gold standard is anti-libertarian both in terms of economics and natural law. Or, at least, that’s what I’m going to argue here.

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The EU must not recapitalize banks

Monday, October 17th, 2011 by posted in Economics.

Click here to read this article in pdf format: october-17-2011 We apologize for not having written sooner. We usually do if we find new, market moving information. Unfortunately we have not in the past three weeks, which is also evident

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