Canadian Student Review: Summer 2016

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In this issue:

Our Interest Fantasy
by Brennan Sorge
An argument for why today’s low interest rates could present long-term problems for Canadians.

The Quote Wall
Thomas Sowell
Sowell on scarcity.

How to make Vancouver more Affordable? Look to Texas

by Kenneth P. Green, Ian Herzog and Josef Filipowicz
The City of Houston provides a model that could improve housing affordability in Vancouver.

The Book Corner
The Essential Hayek
by Donald J. Boudreaux
A preview of the Fraser Institute’s recent book compiling ten key ideas from legendary economist Friedrich Hayek.

Liberal Spending Increases Drive Big Deficits, Not a Weak Economy

by Charles Lammam and Ben Eisen
Discover why the rhetoric surrounding the 2016 budget’s deficit does not match the fiscal reality.

Rates of Return for the Canada Pension Plan
See how much rates of return for the Canada Pension Plan diminish for those born after 1971.

The Economic Costs of Vancouver’s Electoral Reform

by Niels Veldhuis and Jason Clemens
Economic considerations for electoral reform in one of Canada’s largest cities.

Measuring Income Mobility in Canada 2016

Nine of every ten Canadians in the lowest-income group move up the income ladder within ten years.

The Case Against Compulsory Voting—Why Conscript the Uninformed?

by William Watson
Despite low voter turn outs, your choice to vote is more important than implementing mandatory voting regulations.

Hot Topics
What’s New from the Institute: A look at two of the Institute’s studies from the Troubled Waters series analyzing how the cost of government debt burdens young people and how restrained program spending could have kept Alberta out of the red.

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