Supply management and economics 101

Supply management is an artificial control of the dairy supply through quotas and controlling imports “as a means of setting stable prices for both farmers and consumers.”

Organic food during a famine?

Two thirds of Canadians bought organic groceries on a weekly basis in 2020, but with the rising cost of food, families are having to make tough decisions at the cash register.

S’affranchir du modèle seigneurial

La CAQ compte faciliter l’agriculture à petite échelle et l’émergence des nouveaux modèles d’affaires dans ce secteur habituellement plus traditionnel.

Allowing New Agricultural Models to Emerge

The rising prices of agricultural lands and the difficulties these pose to the next generation of farmers are a recurring topic in Quebec news media. Taking note of the situation, the Quebec government has tabled Bill 103.

Self-Sufficiency Is Not the Best Policy

The Quebec government has lately been promoting the idea of becoming self-sufficient in the production of food. Just how much are we willing to pay for this dubious benefit?

The Miracle of Supermarkets – The Perspective of the Austrian School of Economics

Although we take supermarkets for granted, our access to such a quantity and variety of food products on demand and at any time of year is absolutely remarkable. This “miracle” is all the more impressive given that it is the result of spontaneous and voluntary collaboration between millions of people, most of whom will never meet. This paper will examine the historical evolution and the current operation of supermarkets and the numerous intermediaries that supply them, using the analytical framework of the Austrian School of Economics.

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