This President’s Essay addresses the most contentious and pressing issue of our day: the COVID-19 pandemic and our response to it. Now that the pandemic seems to be subsiding, and government-imposed restrictions as well, it is a good time to look back and take a calm and measured look at some of the key issues that were raised by it.
Today’s corporate executives and owners seem willing to forsake history’s most successful social system for fear of the environmentalists, social justice warriors, and woke activists, greedy stakeholders all, now encircling them.
Le populisme est plausible si on le définit comme un régime politique où, chaque citoyen individuel se gouverne lui-même Cependant, il existe déjà avec le libéralisme classique.
Although the topic may appear abstract or theoretical, it has momentous practical implications.
Populism seems to have gained some ground in recent years. Yet many economists and political scientists argue that there is no such thing as “the people” except as a collection of distinct individuals, with their own preferences and values. In this publication, author Pierre Lemieux shows that this reasoning has important practical implications for democracy.
If we want to sell people on our ideas, we must sell them on classical liberalism as a philosophical tradition that rests on some genuinely valuable ethical foundations, and not just on a narrow or caricatured vision of economic growth. Hence the impetus of this essay.
People shouldn’t be fooled by the visions of Klaus Schwab and others who dream of a better, greener, and more equal “stakeholder” capitalism.
The state can potentially be a helpful servant, when controlled by proper institutions and traditions, but can also be a terrible master.
Interview with Maria Lily Shaw, Economist at the Montreal Economic Institute, about the collateral economic harm associated with limits to free speech. Broadcast on January 18, 2021, on CTV News at Noon – Montreal.
While Canada is a relatively free country, the pandemic has exacerbated our pre-existing shortcomings in terms of freedom of expression.