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September 21, 2017 | 6 min. 20 sec. | Le café show (Ici Radio-Canada)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, on what we can learn about entrepreneurship and wealth creation from the Austrian theory.

Related Content: How to Foster Entrepreneurship in Canada: The Teachings of the Austrian School of Economics

21 September 2017September 21, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
How to Foster Entrepreneurship in Canada.
19 September 2017September 19, 2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
How to Foster Entrepreneurship in Canada.
19 September 2017September 19, 2017
Research Paper explaining what we can learn about entrepreneurship and wealth creation from the Austrian theory
Everyone claims to favour entrepreneurship, but politicians routinely propose various programs to help entrepreneurs, when they should instead concentrate on getting rid of policies that discourage them. Indeed, the empirical literature shows that interventionist policies are detrimental to entrepreneurship. The Austrian School of Economics has much to teach us about the kinds of policies that truly encourage entrepreneurship and wealth creation, and thus how to improve public policies in Canada.
19 September 2017September 19, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
Portrait of economist George Stigler (1911-1991).
24 July 2017July 24, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
Portrait of Professor of Economics and Philosophy Peter Boettke.
19 July 2017July 19, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
Portrait of Leonard Edward Read, founder of the Foundation for Economic Education.
6 July 2017July 6, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web

Portrait of economist Deirdre McCloskey.

20 June 2017June 20, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web

Portrait of economist Gordon Tullock.

9 June 2017June 9, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web

Portrait of Nobel Prize-winning economist Vernon L. Smith.

31 May 2017May 31, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Portrait of Nobel Prize-winning economist Friedrich A. Hayek.

8 May 2017May 8, 2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca/michel-kellygagnon, p. web

The concept of consumer surplus.

6 April 2017April 6, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/michel-kellygagnon, p. web

The morality of the economy.

20 March 2017March 20, 2017
Economic Note exploring how the lack of a clear, agreed-upon definition of social licence is a threat to economic development projects and to the rule of law

The criterion of social licence is a part of every debate surrounding economic development projects, especially when these include impacts on local communities or on the environment. And yet, this new concept is poorly understood, and mentioned nowhere in the law. Certain controversial projects, like pipelines or uranium mines, illustrate the potential pitfalls of social licence and remind us that the demands of some players frequently go beyond this framework.

1 March 2017March 1, 2017
National Post, p. FP7

The concepts of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

3 February 2017February 3, 2017
Economic Note explaining how, when properly understood, these two concepts can complement the profit motive and benefit society as a whole

Corporate social responsibility and sustainability are two widely used concepts. Corporate and government actions are partly judged according to them. Activists, politicians, and corporate leaders use them. But what exactly do they mean? Are they compatible with efficient management in a free society? To what extent are they even useful? This Economic Note will shed some light on these questions.

26 January 2017January 26, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Portrait of Nobel Prize-winning economist Ronald Coase.

29 December 2016December 29, 2016
www.huffingtonpost.ca/michel-kellygagnon, p. web

Portrait of the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation.

21 December 2016December 21, 2016
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Fidel Castro's death.

29 November 2016November 29, 2016
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Portrait of Nobel Prize-winning economist Douglass North.

4 November 2016November 4, 2016
Research Paper looking at the empirical connection between entrepreneurship and economic freedom

Entrepreneurship is one of the main engines of the economy. Entrepreneurs invest, create jobs, and help increase the standard of living of all. This Research Paper looks at the empirical connection between entrepreneurship and economic freedom. If there is a positive correlation between these two variables, then public policies aiming to support business creation must take this fact into account.

4 November 2016November 4, 2016
Le Devoir, p. A6

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics.

17 October 2016October 17, 2016
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

James M. Buchanan and public choice theory.

2 October 2016October 2, 2016
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Portrait of the influential economist Ludwig von Mises.

29 September 2016September 29, 2016
www.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Ayn Rand's moral defence of capitalism.

31 August 2016August 31, 2016
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/mathieu-bedard, p. web

The book Capital, by Thomas Piketty, is once again discredited.

21 August 2016August 21, 2016
www.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

The cost of the Olympics.

4 August 2016August 4, 2016
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Portrait of the influential economist Milton Friedman.

28 July 2016July 28, 2016
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

There is among economists a genuine consensus about the virtues of free trade.

18 July 2016July 18, 2016
www.iedm.org, p. web

Launch of Season 2 of the Free Markets Series.

29 April 2016April 29, 2016

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