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Check out Mises Cuba

Monday, August 25th, 2014 by posted in Economics, Education.
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Mises Institutes are popping up all over the world! A recent article at Forbes highlighted this worldwide movement. Check out one of the newest: Mises Cuba!

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Elizabeth Warren and the 11 Commandments of Progressive Statism

Monday, August 18th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics.
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Reprinted from LewRockwell.com Elizabeth Warren has become a true “rock star” among American Progressives, and especially among the hard-left wing of the Democratic Party, which would love for her to run for President of the United States as a candidate

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Crony Capitalism has Government Approval

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Regulation.
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Reprinted from Canadian Electronics Magazine When Judge Richard Posner, the prolific conservative intellectual, released his book “A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of ‘08 and the Descent Into Depression” last year, you might have thought the final verdict was in:

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Is There a Case for Reparations?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, History, Politics.
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Any writer capable of making a reader rethink his firmly-held position is gifted. Words are the projection of meaning, and it’s through words that ideas change, attitudes adjust, emotions are tempered, and we learn. The message doesn’t always have to

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DS joins Mises Canada

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by posted in Uncategorized.
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Interest in the Austrian School of Economics and the work of Ludwig von Mises has been on the rise for some time, and happily, this trend seems to be continuing, as can be seen, among other things, from the spread

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The Economics of the MMPR

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by posted in Civil Liberties, Economics, War on Drugs.
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A court-ruled injunction means medical marijuana patients and growers can still operate under the old MMAR laws. Even though as of April 1st, the new MMPR laws have taken effect, meaning that medical marijuana can only be obtained through the

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The Pope vs. the Market

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics.
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Reprinted from Casey Research “It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud

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Decriminalize or Legalize?

Thursday, January 9th, 2014 by posted in Civil Liberties, Economics, Politics, War on Drugs.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was on “The Sports Junkies” a US-based sports radio show. One of the topics that came up was marijuana legalization. A marijuana user himself, Ford questions why the Conservatives don’t at least try to draw a

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The “Free Market” Medical Marijuana Industry

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 by posted in Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Politics, War on Drugs.
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Government is the antithesis of a free market. Governments, by definition, use coercion to extract funds while the market relies on voluntary exchange. So while the necessity of the Harper Government’s medical marijuana policy may be debated, it is certainly

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On the Pope’s Economic Understanding

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, History.
Pope Francis Holds His Weekly General Audience

Much ado has been made about Pope Francis’s questionable claims as of late. In an interview with an atheist Italian reporter last fall, the Bishop of the Vatican seemed to have relaxed the church’s stance on conception, abortion, and gay

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A Brief History of the Canadian City

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 by posted in Economics, History, Lifestyle, Regulation.
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The end of World War 2 marks a good beginning point for this history. North American society went through some big changes and the cities reflect that. In Canada, The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation was created and with it

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Free the Detroit 700,000!

Monday, July 29th, 2013 by posted in Capitalism, Economics.
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We who advocate the free market as the sure path to peace and prosperity and decry the seeming never ending interventions of government often hear the response that the US economy has to get much, much worse before any real

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Just Another Marijuana Bust in Alberta

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 by posted in Civil Liberties, Law, War on Drugs.
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The other day a 34-year old man from Edmonton was busted for driving a van full of marijuana. The RCMP pulled him over on Highway 1 near Canmore; they found over 300 pounds of product. Now the man is out

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How to Regulate the Market

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 by posted in Economics, Education, Philosophy, Regulation.
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Someone named Omar brought up a very good point in comments section on my last post. Here’s the question: “If a planned economy through the control of the money supply and interest rates results in an unfair allocation of resources,

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Canmore’s Rabbit Problem

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 by posted in Civil Liberties, Politics, Regulation, Socialism, Trade.
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Rabbits plague the town of Canmore. They’ve been around for years, the result of a municipal failure. Someone once had a lot of rabbits on his property; this went against the town’s by-laws. After an unsuccessful legal battle, the rabbit

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Ignorance on Markets

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 by posted in Capitalism.
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“The customer is always right.” This phrase was popularized just as mass production was beginning to take off in the late 19th century. The concept is straightforward: if a businessman wants to make money, he must treat consumers well. Without

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The Mess the Bank Made… and Denies

Monday, December 17th, 2012 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics, Education, Politics, Regulation.
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Back in April, I reviewed a document called the “Financial System Review”, published semi-annually by the Bank of Canada.  Due to the dire warnings contained therein, I thought it necessary to produce a more user-friendly summary of the information the

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The MTA and State Propaganda

Sunday, October 21st, 2012 by posted in Capitalism.

The New York City subway system has a problem – a big problem.  It has done what most government agencies and non-privately-owned businesses do, namely, run up huge deficits and make promises it cannot keep.  Given that the subway system

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The Sad Legacy of Ronald Reagan

Monday, September 24th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, History.
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Article originally appeared in The Free Market–Volume VI, No. 10, October 1988.  Reprinted from Mises.org  On August 2, 1988, President Ronald Reagan announced that he had changed his mind about the pro-union plant-closing bill. He had vetoed it three months

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The Day I Bought Tomatoes with Toilet Paper

Friday, May 4th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education, Lifestyle, Politics, Trade.
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Recently I traveled to Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico on a mission trip. At the beginning of the week, we Canadians had a team-building activity called the Cuernavaca Quest. This quest was a sort of scavenger hunt. We were divided into teams

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