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The “demand curve” starts high and then falls.


3:40PM
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Tariffs hurt Canadian consumers, but also Canadian producers who rely on imported inputs.


3:00AM
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If people like a product a lot, they’ll be willing to pay a lot to get it.

7:09AM
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Sex doesn’t sell particularly well—violence does a lot better.

7:55AM
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Value is subjective, and the value of art may be one of the most subjective values out there.

8:23AM
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For much of human evolution we have lived in primitive shelters and gathered around fires for warmth and cooked food.

10:44AM
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Knitters need to stop claiming that knitting is somehow “anti-consumption.”


9:51AM
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People make decisions every day based on the costs they perceive and the benefits they expect from individual actions.

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8:54AM
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Among OECD countries (including Canada), there’s a lot of diversity in growth numbers, but little variation in consumer confidence.


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The ongoing debate over the three Canadian telecommunications giants and the possibility of U.S-based Verizon entering the Canadian market has once again brought consumer issues to the fore.

I shall beg off addressing that particular issue—it has been covered in detail by others, but the fact so many have passionate views is a reminder that consumer issues matter. This is unsurprising, given that almost everyone outside of some fellow in a remote cabin in North Korea is a consumer. Almost everyone then has an interest in such pocketbook issues.