Blog

Sun TV Expectations

Sun TV Expectations
Profile photo of George Bragues

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 means that the ideals of free markets and minimal government are going to pervade Sun TV’s discussions. After all, classical liberalism/libertarianism does not neatly fit into current understandings of the left-right political spectrum. Those political philosophies are on the right insofar as they support private property rights and the freedom of individuals to exchange goods and services as they see fit. To the extent, however, that classical liberalism/libertarianism resists the idea that the state ought to interfere in people’s lives to nurture traditional virtues and defend family values, it tends to the left. Its suspicions about the government’s pursuit of a law and order agenda also make it veer in this leftward direction.

This much can safely be said: we’ll be more likely to hear the phrase “Austrian economics”, or the names of Hayek and Mises on SunTV than on CBC Newsworld.

Blog
Profile photo of George Bragues

George Bragues teaches Business at the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto, Canada.

More in Blog

The market provides its own punishment for irrelevant discrimination

Patrick BarronMay 20, 2018

Unilateral Free Trade Would Benefit All UK Citizens

Patrick BarronMarch 21, 2018

The EU elite are ignorant of the true meaning and importance of “comparative advantage”

Patrick BarronMarch 15, 2018
stockmarket-300x200

Don’t Trust the “Trump Boom”

Taylor LewisFebruary 20, 2018
santelli1

Inflation has Central Banks Playing Musical Chairs

Doug FrenchFebruary 8, 2018
mueller

What If Things Were Different?

Taylor LewisJanuary 30, 2018
ContainerShip_teaser-300x129

Why Comparative Advantage Matters

Danny LeRoyJanuary 29, 2018

Can an Economy Advance Without Savings?

Patrick BarronJanuary 20, 2018

Bastiat and the Hubble Space Telescope

Patrick BarronJanuary 8, 2018