The Unintended Negative Consequences of Significantly Raising the Minimum Wage

Following Minister Jean Boulet’s announcement that the minimum wage in Quebec will go from $13.50 to $14.25 an hour, certain community groups and unions suggested that this was a missed opportunity to raise it to…

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Four Solutions to the Family Doctor Shortage in Quebec

The wait to find a family doctor in Quebec is unacceptably long. The MEI proposes four concrete solutions to resolve this problem quickly without breaking the bank. The government should adopt them now.

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Healthcare in Canada 2021

While the Canadian health care system’s capacity to treat more patients during the pandemic remains particularly low, a clear majority of Canadians (58%) want their governments to allow increased access to health care services provided…

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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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