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The False Promise of Canada's Health Care System

Health

Blog09/20/2019

In Canada, it is estimated that between 25,456 and 63,090 Canadian women may have died as a result of increased wait times between 1993 and 2009.

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The Freedom to Reject the "Best"

EducationFree MarketsInterventionism

08/22/2019Mises Daily Articles
A central benefit of the marketplace is the ability to choose the products and services that the "experts" tell us are not "the best."
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The EU-Mercosur Trade Deal and the Lunacy of Protectionism

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/15/2019

The signing of the EU–Mercosur trade agreement constitutes a starting point — but an unholy alliance between protectionist politicians, agricultural lobbyists, and environmentalists may be forming.

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The Treaty of Versailles — 100 Years Later

World History

Blog06/28/2019

The Versailles treaty was in many ways an extension of the imperialistic impulses that caused the Great War in the first place. Even worse, it paved the way for World War II.

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The Righteous Bosses of the New Deal

Booms and BustsU.S. HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

06/17/2019Mises Daily Articles
In much of America, the New Deal was run by a small number of very powerful political bosses.
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The World Is Growing Tired of Government-Controlled Fiat Currencies

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog05/23/2019

Central Banks and the fiat reserve dollar hegemony won’t cede their power to cryptocurrencies easily,  and they're now resorting to a return to precious metals to stave off the threat of individual monetary sovereignty, Bitcoin, and the digital revolution.  

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The Arbitrary Line Between Legal Bribery and Illegal Bribery

Bureaucracy and RegulationWorld History

Blog04/23/2019

The corruption scandal that now plagues Justin Trudeau goes back to the rather questionable notion that the Canadian government ought to regulate contracts in foreign countries, while also setting an arbitrary distinction between legal and illegal bribery.

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The Bank of Canada Ignores its Mandate

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/06/2019

The Bank of Canada's official mandate to promote the “the economic and financial well-being of Canadians,” isn't compatible with the Bank's real mandate which is apparently to look out for the good of a small number of powerful banks.

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