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    Taxer les riches : un non-sens

    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, les 100 chefs d’entreprises les mieux payés au Canada gagnent en moyenne...

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    Canada’s Self-Serving Banks

    Critics of capitalism often identify businesspersons as constituting a class that supports free market policies. Hence, among the anti-capitalist set, anyone who advocates such policies is nothing more than a shill for Bay Street and the corporate agenda. Nothing could be further from the truth. The regrettable fact is that business is not necessarily...

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    Governments are Broke

    Great article on The Freeman today Earth to New York Times: Governments Are Broke I often hear...

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    A Capitalist Manifesto

    June 1969 • Volume: 19 • Issue: 6 • The Freeman Mr. Chamberlin is a skilled observer...

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    The Poverty of Luxury Taxes

    Destructive taxes In New Brunswick, as in other provinces, the government is looking for ways to solve...

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    From counterparty risk to systemic risk

    We want to write a few thoughts today, before we leave, on Wednesday, to attend the Austrian Scholars Conference, at the Ludwig Von Mises Institute, in the USA. If we are able, we will write from there our impressions on the different topics and views we encounter.   Our recent letters are...

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    Sun TV Expectations

    Having overcome an online petition against it featuring Margaret Atwood, Sun TV is apparently set to launch on April 18. It will be interesting to see the degree to which this addition to Canada’s news channel lineup will give voice to classical liberal/libertarian views. Though widely billed as “right-wing” and “Fox News North”, none of this...

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    Building a Canadian Student Movement

    Let us turn our focus for just a moment to America and to Young Americans for Liberty....

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    How Not to Cure an Energy Crisis

    February 1974 • Volume: 24 • Issue: 2 • The Freeman President Nixon went on national television...

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    The Fed Vastly Expands Moral Hazard

    This definition of moral hazard from Wikipedia is quite satisfactory: “Moral Hazard occurs when a party insulated...

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    That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen

    I. THE BROKEN WINDOW Have you ever witnessed the anger of the good shopkeeper, James B., when...

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    The ECB pushes Greece closer to the cliff

    Please, click here to read this article in pdf format: march-04-2011 There are times when we wish...

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    Whether Hayek Should Have Been an Anarchist

    Among the great thinkers in the Austrian tradition, Friedrich Hayek lies on that part of the continuum which is most tolerant of the government’s role in society. Ludwig von Mises was willing to live with a minimal government restricted to the safeguarding of personal security, life, and property. Murray Rothbard believed that the state was not necessary to perform these...

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    The Legacy of Marx

    The Freeman – March, 1986 A number of women (and men) have recently been contending that women...

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    America Update: Ron Paul Wins CPAC Strawpoll

    For those concerned with Liberty abroad, here’s a few things that happened in our neighbouring country to...

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    What Will It Take?

    Canada’s real GDP grew 3.1% in 2010. According to a poll tabulated by The Economist magazine, the Canadian economy is expected to grow at a 2.6% rate in 2011. Inflation is currently running at 2.3%. Canadians are indebting themselves at unprecedented levels. Even by the orthodox standard provided by the Taylor rule, the central...