How taxes on products deemed harmful do not necessarily have the desired effects.
Enbridge 9B pipeline reversal.
March 3, 2014 | 1 min. 30 sec. | Point du jour (Radio-Canada) Interview (in French) with Jean-François Minardi, Public Policy Analyst […]
March 3, 2014 | 1 min. 35 sec. | Point du jour (Radio-Canada) Interview (in French) with Jean-François Minardi, Public Policy Analyst […]
February 28, 2014 | 41 min. | Isabelle Maréchal (98,5FM) Interview (in French) with Jean-François Minardi, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI, […]
Oil exploration on Anticosti Island.
January 30, 2013 | 22 min. 10 sec. | Duhaime le midi (CKLX-FM) Interview (in French) with Jean-François Minardi, Public Policy Analyst […]
"Sin taxes," as they are known, are taxes that are levied on a certain number of products that governments consider harmful like alcohol, tobacco, gambling and certain foods that are high in sugar or fat. In 2012, the average Canadian family paid 5.3% of its total contributions to government in the form of taxes on alcohol, tobacco, entertainment and other excise taxes.
January 9, 2013 | 5 min. 10 sec. | Le Retour de Radio X (CHOI-FM) Interview (in French) with Jean-François Minardi, Public […]
December 10, 2013 | 9 min. | Maurais Live (CKYK 95,7) Interview (in French) with Jean-François Minardi, Public Policy Analyst at the […]
Hong Kong's meteoric economic development.
Hong Kong today is a doorway to China and the rest of Asia for foreign investors, and one of the wealthiest societies in the world. Its gross domestic product per capita is even higher than Britain's. And yet, after the Second World War, this minuscule territory of the British Empire, devoid of natural resources, was faced with the problems of a developing country, with a rapidly expanding poor population. In 1960, the average income per capita was still just 28% of what residents of the far-off mother country earned at the time.
The free-market policies that explain Hong Kong's meteoric economic development.
The federal debt situation in the United States.
Since the adoption of a law to that effect in 1917, the debt of the American federal government is subject to a “ceiling.” Barring an agreement from Congress, the current ceiling should be reached during the month of October. This is a structural problem, not a cyclical one. Even if we managed to balance revenue and spending and eliminate budget deficits, it would not spell the end of the basic imbalance in American government finances, which is due to the ever-growing financial obligations stemming from social programs.
What is the best way to move oil across Canada.
Filling up at the gas station represents only 43% of the oil we use. In fact, hydrocarbon by-products are all around us and shape our daily lives: telephones, ballpoint pens, clothing made from synthetic fibres, toothpaste… The city's petrochemical sector, which provides 3,600 quality jobs, is heavily reliant on a steady supply of affordable hydrocarbons. This is exactly what the Western provinces have to offer.
July 15, 2013 | 9 min. 30 sec. | The Todd Veinotte Show (Rogers Radio Altlantic) Interview with Jean-François Minardi, public policy […]