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Ontario Teachers: A Failure According to Wynne Government

Premier Wynne

In a great essay, Lawrence Reed points out that government’s constant efforts to reform its own policies is an implicit admission that they couldn’t get things right the first 50 attempts. This is instructive; as Ontario’s political debate now turns

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A Letter from Cass Sunstein

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by posted in Politique, Regulation, Socialism.
Cass-Sunstein

From the desk of Cass Sunstein Former Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Former appointment to NSA Advisory Panel March 3, 2014 Hello there citizen! I hope you are enjoying your day. I also hope

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Outlawing “Bankruptcy” in Europe

Sunday, February 16th, 2014 by posted in Banking, Education, Events, Politics, Politique, Regulation.

The European Union (EU) is currently discussing banning “bankruptcy.” Not the actual financial act, but the word. Apparently there is a stigma attached to going bankrupt. It leaves people thinking that perhaps you are not credit worthy and that they

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More French Fury

Two years ago, the French government lost its precious AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor’s. Last week the agency cut the beleaguered nation’s credit rating again, this time from AA+ to AA. As recently as August, French President Francois

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The French Choice: Soccer or Taxes

Friday, October 25th, 2013 by posted in Economics, Lifestyle, Politique, Regulation, Socialism.

The list of France’s national pastimes includes striking, but it also includes soccer. You can imagine the confusion/ire/angst generated by the announcement that the premier French league will strike at the end of November in protest of Socialist President Francois

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The new France – taxes for all, jobs for none

Sunday, October 20th, 2013 by posted in Capitalism, Politics, Politique, Regulation, Socialism.

One in four French University graduates wants to leave the country for a better life. More than 70 percent of the French feel that taxes are “excessive” and 80 percent believe the country’s economic policy is “misguided” and “inefficient.” This

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Forget About Reinhard & Rogoff

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Politique.
this-time-is-different

Ever since a minor spreadsheet error was discovered in a 2010 study evidencing the plainly obvious fact that increased debt loads hinder economic growth, pundits from the left have been gleefully jumping over this molehill pretending it’s a mountain.  Apparently

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Lies, Special Interests and Plastic Bags

Plastic Bags

The environmental movement continues its jack-booted march down the road to serfdom.  I normally wouldn’t mind, except that they’re taking us all with them.  Before I get in to the meat of this article I think it would help for

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Quebec’s Brownshirts

Brownshirts

During the rise of nearly every socialist/fascist regime, one of the ingredients has always been the formation of paramilitary, thuggish organizations that carry out the dirty work of the political leaders.  This is necessary to silence dissent and intimidate voters

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Automated Totalitarianism: A Critical Analysis of The Protomen

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 by posted in Civil Liberties, Politics, Politique, Socialism, Uncategorized.

“No one was left who could remember how it had happened, how the world had fallen under darkness. At least no one who would do anything. No one who would oppose the robots. No one who would challenge their power,

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Privatize the CBC? They can’t even do a proper cost-benefit analysis

Thursday, August 18th, 2011 by posted in Economics, Politics, Politique.

The Globe and Mail commented today that the CBC published a consultant’s report showing that the broadcaster “has a $3.7 billion economic impact every year, while a privatized version without the parliamentary grant would produce only $1.1 billion in economic

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40 Years of Fiat Currency – Is Gold as ‘Cheap’ as it was in 1971?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education, History, Politics, Politique.
From 1971 the US Dollar was backed by Elvis Presley's Gold records - All 141 of them!

Originally Published on http://greshams-law.com/ Monday was the 40th anniversary of the irredeemable fiat dollar. Unlike the preceding 39 anniversaries, this one was actually noticed! Here, I present several charts that show the changes to the Fed’s balance sheet since 1971.

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Enseigner le gouvernement aux enfants

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Economics, Politics, Politique.
Probably not the message CSNY was attempting to impart.

Les enfants sont des êtres curieux. À chaque jour, ils veulent connaître quelque chose de nouveau. Il se pourrait même qu’ils vous questionnent sur le gouvernement. Si cela arrive, plutôt que de vous fier aux contes de fées genre La

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Taxer les riches : un non-sens

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 by posted in Politique.

La misère des riches   Les années se suivent et se ressemblent chez les partisans de l’intervention de l’État. Le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA) a sorti un rapport1 décriant (encore) que les chefs d’entreprises gagnent trop. En effet,

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