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Entrepreneurship, Demographics, and Taxation

I’ve written over and over again that changing demographics are a very under-appreciated economic development. I’ve also written about why entrepreneurship is a critical determinant of growth… 1,614 more words


With just this one sensible policy change, Morneau can make Canada competitive again

It’s been more than two months since Finance Minister Bill Morneau said he would study Canada’s crumbling business tax advantage — while cautioning against any “impulsive” measures in response to tax changes south of the border that overnight wiped away our decade-plus business tax advantage over the United States. 552 more words

FP Comment

Slovakia, Economic Reform, and National Competitiveness

I had mixed feeling when I spoke yesterday in Bratislava, Slovakia, as part of the 2018 Free Market Road Show.

Last decade, Slovakia was a reform superstar, shaking off the vestiges of communism with a plethora of very attractive policies – including a… 823 more words

Government Spending


Part 1: The early years, 1981-1990

(What follows is only a truncated list of what Mahathir did between 1981 to 1990 to modernize and industrialize the nation while building a culture of hardwork amongst its population. 723 more words

Progressive Society

Sorry, Mr. Morneau, but there’s no denying that Canada’s competitiveness is dismal

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau and economist Jack Mintz debated Canada’s competitiveness for business investment in Wednesday’s FP Comment,. Morneau said Canada’s competitiveness is good, and showed a chart to support his view. 708 more words

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His marble bag now looked frayed and old,

and the cat’s eyes, doogs and alleys rolled

around inside that pouch he clutched,

as he thought of every time he’d touched… 162 more words