Abolish “supply management”!

One of the sticking points in the trade agreement (NAFTA) negotiations between the United States, Canada and Mexico is the decades old Canadian chicken...

The paradox of capitalism

Why is capitalism not appreciated? This is the theme of Peter Foster’s new book: Why we bite the invisible hand: The psychology of anti-capitalism....

Sanction of the victim: Canada’s oil sands producers join the climate change fight

This week, my home province Alberta’s recently elected socialist NDP government announced a 3 billion dollar carbon tax—euphemistically called “a climate leadership plan”—across all...

Banning private health care kills: Equality at the cost of human lives

Imagine that you have worked hard and saved money so that you can achieve your goals and enjoy yourself but also to be equipped...

Crying for Argentina

My husband and I recently returned from a two-week trip to Argentina, a beautiful, geographically diverse country well worth visiting. But the trip was...

Another win for irrationality: Islamist terrorist attacks on Paris

This was not my planned topic for this week’s post, but the horrific terrorist attacks on Paris by ISIS deserve a reasoned commentary. As...

Brexit: good for business—if liberty prevails

Many media commentators on the British referendum outcome to leave the European Union have zeroed in on the Brits’ frustration with the increasing intrusion...

“Victims” of capitalism?

When the Canadian government recently announced its plan to build a monument to victims of communism, Elizabeth May, the Green Party leader (and the...

The causes of the Greek economic tragedy—and the cure

New headlines and news stories about Greece’s looming economic collapse appear daily. This weekend, the National Post has a series of articles on the...

Value of freedom

In an alarming article in the Financial Post, Geoffrey Morgan reports how North American cities are increasingly taking measures to fight climate change—public transit...

Who do you trust more: business or government?

In a recent discussion with one of my undergraduate business students, he said: “People of my generation trust government more than they trust business,...

What does it take to “make America great again”?

In his inauguration speech, President Trump promised, as expected, to “make America great again”—but he was short on the principles and details as to...