All posts tagged "Government intervention"

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    Interventionism Part 1

    Reprinted from A famous, very...

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    L’externalité, le bien public, et l’intervention de l’État

    Un argument classique en faveur de l’intervention de l’État dans l’économie consiste à stipuler qu’il faut corriger...

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    Cyclical Unemployment Part 1

    Reprinted from the Freeman In the final analysis, government is solely responsible for the business cycle and...

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    Enron: The Perils of Interventionism

    Reprinted from Library of Economics and Liberty In mainstream thought, the fall of the once-iconic Enron Corporation...

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    Five reasons why the LCBO sad child posters should go down

    The LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) is “an Ontario government enterprise and one of the world’s...

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    The Beauty of the Market

    Last spring, I went to put a set of summer tires on my vintage BMW alloy wheels,...

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    The Mess the Bank Made… and Denies

    Back in April, I reviewed a document called the “Financial System Review”, published semi-annually by the Bank...

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    The MTA and State Propaganda

    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 is hugely in the red, it’s faced with a few options of...

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    The Ontario Teacher’s Ponzi Plan

    The 21st century has been one marked by low interest rates and even lower real interest rates....

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    A Portrait of the 2011 CMHC

    Dear readers, it’s happened again. The federal government is once again revising its rules on mortgage lenders....

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    Lies, Special Interests and Plastic Bags

    The environmental movement continues its jack-booted march down the road to serfdom.  I normally wouldn’t mind, except...

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    Introduction to Economics

    If you are new to the subject, this article will be for you. You will find no...

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    U.S. Housing Prices Back to Their 2002 Levels

    Chalk up another failure for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. More than three years after pumping an...

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    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Denarius

    History repeats itself, so the scholars say.  But according to Mark Twain it just rhymes.  Literary quips...

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    Do Government Regulations Create Jobs?

    The obvious answer is, of course, yes.  If bureaucrats are put in charge of enforcing the latest and greatest scheme dreamt up by politicians deluded enough to believe themselves capable of utopian engineering, than employment rolls invariably increase.  And when mandates are placed on businesses to acquire certain inputs in order to...

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    Forecloser Settlement in U.S.- The Proper Course of Action?

    After years of litigation, the United States government, along with the governments representing the fifty states, has...

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    Problem Solving and the Economy

    While reading “Developing the Leader Within You” by John Maxwell, I was intrigued by the chapter dealing...

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    Sanjay Paul- Central Banking Apologist

    The following is a piece I wrote as a response to an editorial written in the Harrisburg Patriot News by Elizabethtown College economics professor Sanjay Paul.  The piece, unfortunately, didn’t get picked up so I will reproduce it here.  It’s written for the layman as a simple critique of Paul’s commendation of...

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    Mercantilism and Ontario’s Wine Industry

    The policies of mercantilism that harken back to the days of the 17th century are alive and well in modern day Ontario.  But in this case, the industry in favor of the so-presumed enlightened public officials is not one normally considered of great need or “public necessity.”  It’s one of simple recreational...

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    What a Property Bubble Looks Like

    Though this video is well over a year old, it’s still pertinent today as it demonstrates the sheer amount of resources that become dedicated to a central bank fueled frenzy.  Behold, a 30 story hotel completed in just 15 days in China (ht Zerohedge) Impressive as such a feat is...

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