economic policy

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Canadians right to worry about ‘big government’ agenda

When governments limit economic freedom, citizens find it harder to buy and sell what they want.

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Singapore’s industrial policy promotes real economic growth

Politicians and bureaucrats in Canada are rarely affected if the claimed benefits of government initiatives fail to materialize.

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Singapore is not China—and some U.S. politicians should study the difference

The average Singaporean earns about 30 per cent more than the average American.

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Cabinet shuffle won’t improve Canada’s weak economic performance

Canada’s average income per person is now lower than income levels in 41 U.S. states.

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Some provinces weathered COVID economic storm better than others

Canada's real GDP declined by 11 per cent in the second quarter of 2020.

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Next prime minister should eschew interventionist industrial policy

In the second quarter of 2021, real GDP per capita fell to 2.9 per cent below fourth quarter 2019 levels.

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Federal government’s 'industrial policy' creates all the wrong incentives

Economic decision-making should be dispersed among individuals, not centralized.

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Still moving toward markets 30 years after the Berlin Wall

Eastern Europe's socialist economies opted for different paths to market liberalization.