The “Forgotten” Keynes on Government Spending, Inflation, and Price Controls

Famed British economist John Maynard Keynes would have disagreed with the Bank of Canada’s policy of purchasing government bonds with newly-minted cash, according to this joint study published by the Montreal Economic Institute and the…

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Bill 22 on expropriation: A step backward for property rights according to the MEI

Montreal, May 25, 2023 – The new Act respecting expropriation proposed by the Quebec government constitutes a big step backward for property rights in Quebec, says the Montreal Economic Institute following the tabling of Bill…

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Broadband Use and Energy Efficiency: Facilitating Emissions Reductions

The private sector’s contribution to the reduction of GHG emissions is too often overlooked. In this publication by the MEI, Senior Policy Analyst Krystle Wittevrongel shines a light on the emission reductions generated by the…

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The reason to care about economics, and the reason to study it, is not just to understand material well-being, but instead it's about a much bigger picture: how we cooperate in a world of strangers and diversity, and how we turn that cooperation into better and longer and more peaceful lives for more people.

Steven Horwitz (1964-2021), Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise, Ball State University.

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The State of the Boreal Forest Harvest

Setting the record straight on mistaken information about the forest harvest in Canada.

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