Banning Plastic Products Will Not Protect the Environment

This MEI publication found that the federal government’s “zero plastic waste” policy puts it in opposition to current and potential innovations that are coming out of the plastics industry. The policy will hurt the economy…

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When a private organization teams up with farmers to protect water and fish

Relying on market rules and voluntary agreements allows the different players to find win-win solutions, and has the benefit of not depending on direct investment from a government body. Article 3 of the “Capitalism: Working…

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Canada's Energy Strategy (2022)

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has upset the international political chessboard, with the ramifications of this war reaching as far as Canada. Indeed, according to an Ipsos poll commissioned by the Montreal Economic Institute, a…

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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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