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    Government Grants Make Art Worse

    Originally posted at Huffington Post Canada There are many Canadian books and albums that no one is...

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    Postmodernism: The Destruction Of Thought

    Originally posted on http://rayharvey.org/ Postmodernism, in all its vicious variations, is a term devoid of any real...

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    Bastiat Eyes a Fundamental Contradiction

    A hat tip to Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek, who came across this quote from Frederic Bastiat, the 19th century French political economist and classical liberal thinker: This is simply absurd.  Do you seriously have such faith in human wisdom that you want universal sufferage and government of all by all and...

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    The Real Global Warming Consensus (or ‘Why Intellectuals Hate Capitalism’)

    Originally posted on http://www.martindurkin.com/ On the television news they set up their annual ‘Climate Camp’ in London. ...

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    A View from the Trenches

    Please, click here to read this article in pdf format: august-19-2011   In light of the events yesterday, which in our view were mainly driven by fears of US dollar funding problems in the Eurozone banks, we thought it would be appropriate to reproduce our comments from June 4th, 2010, which anticipated...

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

    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 activity.” Can’t these guys even do a proper cost/benefit analysis? The CBC...

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    Repeal Section 14 of the Canada Post Corporation Act

    It’s not every day that a front porch is pictured on the front page of a national newspaper. But that’s what the National Post highlights today as part of an article by William Watson, a free market inclined economist at McGill University. Watson received a notice from Canada Post telling him that...

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

    Originally Published on http://greshams-law.com/ Monday was the 40th anniversary of the irredeemable fiat dollar. Unlike the preceding...

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    Enseigner le gouvernement aux enfants

    Les enfants sont des êtres curieux. À chaque jour, ils veulent connaître quelque chose de nouveau. Il...

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    A Gold Buffer

    Among the various remedies put forward to deal with the Euro sovereign debt crisis — restructuring, Greek and/or Portuguese exit from the Euro, the issuance of European backed bonds — one that has been barely mentioned is the sale of gold. True enough, it does not come close to offering a complete...

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    A Second Look at the CMHC

    The CMHC guarantee is a direct and unconditional obligation of CMHC as an agent of Canada. It...

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    Krugman Jumps the Shark

    Paul Krugman is now calling for “Space Aliens” to attack in order to “fix” the economy.     Probably spent the weekend watching Independence day     Doesn’t he understand the Broken window fallacy? War doesn’t create prosperity – just the opposite – If it did, then Tom...

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    The Source of Profits in the Business of Financial Speculation

    There is scarcely an endeavor awash with more debate, allure, dogma and contempt than the business of...

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    CNBC, Clueless in Economics

    This morning before heading out to work I managed to watch a panel discussion on CNBC. Jim Grant of Grant’s Interest Rate Monitor was a guest for about 15 minutes. Now I usually watch CNBC strictly for entertainment purposes, that is, to see just how clueless the mainstream media and commentators are...

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    Austrian Citations in the Canadian Press

    Over the past week, Austrian economists have been cited by a number of Canadian columnists. In Monday’s The Globe and Mail, the always thoughtful Neil Reynolds cited Hayek and Mises in making the sound point that no one has sufficient knowledge of all the details about the economy to justify giving a...

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    The Solution to the Present Crisis is not Fiscal

    Mainstream left- and right-wingers propose different ways governments should get out of their current debt crises.   Here in Canada, conservatives of the SUN TV variety argue that the debts of the American and Canadian governments be tackled by slashing government social benefits and welfare spending, ending “bloated government” (whatever that means),...