While all three party leaders tried to assure us that they are best able to guide us through an uncertain economic world, all missed the fundamental point that Canada is a small open economy.
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One of Canada’s most important positive policy reforms over the past 15 years has been on corporate taxes.
Deficits and debt, uncompetitive personal income tax rates, and the decline in business start-ups.
Contrary to the oft-repeated claims of the arts community, it is a flexible, voluntary, pluralist society with free markets that best produces the conditions for innovation and invention in artistic production.
Allowing workers to bargain independently from the union would help limit the problem of free-riding while not forcing workers to join a union and pay dues.
Despite the potential for increased worker choice to benefit workers, opponents often raise three objections as reason not to pursue such reform.
That art is all around us tells us that art is a market phenomenon.
These days, we economists tend to be very optimistic about the future, certainly compared to the ghastly visions of environmentalists and others.
Even if oil prices came roaring back, many environmentalists would not allow any additional growth in oilsand development.
With a large deficit looming, it's a good time to put Alberta’s finances in longer-term perspective.