Ottawa has hiked taxes on Canada’s most skilled and educated workers.
Economic freedom is one of the main drivers of prosperity and growth, and the evidence shows that states with low levels of economic freedom reduce the ability of their citizens to prosper economically.
Regulations are difficult to remove once implemented, as they create groups in society with vested interests in preserving regulations
The self-styled “land of the free” is not as free as it once was—or as we in the United States think of ourselves.
The United States continues to suffer from a historically weak economic recovery. Monthly GDP and employment numbers remain near anemic. From a historical perspective the economy should be roaring by now given the pronounced contraction in 2008.
Amid the current focus on provincial red ink, one issue has slipped off the public radar screen in Alberta: Property rights.