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Homebuyer plan unlikely to work, for at least two reasons

Authors: Josef FilipowiczFinn Poschmann Increasing demand for something in short supply will result in higher prices. Read more about Homebuyer plan unlikely to work, for at least two reasons Tags:  homebuyers housing affordability hom...

Private health insurance, not government bureaucracy, spurs health-care innovation

Author: Steven Globerman In Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom, private insurance allows patients a wider choice of providers and faster access to health care. Read more about Private health insurance, not government bureaucracy, spur...

Steady as she goes, Professor Phillips (people consume goods and services—not generic output)

Author: William Watson The Bank noted that the Trump-China trade war is causing a slowdown in many parts of the world. Read more about Steady as she goes, Professor Phillips (people consume goods and services—not generic output) Tags:...

Don’t be like the media and politicians—actually read StatsCan data on latest job numbers

Authors: Niels VeldhuisMilagros Palacios Women over 25 years old working full-time were hardest hit, with employment decreasing by 31,500 jobs. Read more about Don’t be like the media and politicians—actually read StatsCan data on late...

Carbon leakage—the Whac-A-Mole effect

Author: Kenneth P. Green A $50 per tonne carbon tax is not enough to significantly change consumer behaviour such as gasoline consumption. Read more about Carbon leakage—the Whac-A-Mole effect Tags:  carbon taxes carbon leakage carbo...