In my latest Loonie Politics column I say the federal Liberals no longer even see the need to hide the fact that they created a friendly panel to advise them on which of their friends should tell them which friendly newspapers to subsidize.
In my latest National Post column I challenge those prone to declaring policy debates “settled” to tell us on which subjects, if any, an intelligent, decent person might have a different view from theirs.
“I do not think that we can hope to understand the problems and policies of our own day if we do not know the problems and policies out of which they grew.”
Lionel Robbins The Theory of Economic Policy in English Classical Political Economy
“If economists wished to study the horse, they wouldn’t go and look at horses. They’d sit in their studies and say to themselves, 'What would I do if I were a horse?'"
"[E]conomist Ely Devons via economist Ronald Coase via economist Hernado de Soto" according to William Watson in National Post December 29, 2001