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The Government Bundle: Would You Like War with Your Health Care?

A recent business innovation that has seen wide market acceptance is the bundling of goods and services.  For example, telecommunications providers such as Bell and Rogers often bundle their phone and Internet services.  Such bundling provides substantial benefits for both businesses and customers.  Firstly, it lowers the prices of products compared to purchasing the items […]

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The Keynesian Propensity to Spend

We have all heard the claim that government spending can “kick-start” the economy when it falters. For example, governments all over the world introduced a steady stream of stimulus packages that were intended to compensate for the effects of the 2008 recession. In trying to understand the logic for such economic machinations, we can look […]

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Is Freedom Finished?

In olden times, the size and scope of the state was necessarily limited due to the fact that individual productivity was low. Taxes had to be limited because each citizen had little to offer. The ruling king or dictator typically made the most of it by building several palaces and funding a limited bureaucracy consisting […]

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Quest for a Tinfoil Hat Utopia

“You want to be an elephant when you grow up? You be an elephant. Because this is Zootopia.” – Judy Hopps to Finnick the fox in the Walt Disney movie Zootopia.  If history has taught us anything, it is that the real world is a rough and tumble place. Survival is not guaranteed. It takes […]

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Peak Everything! We’re Doomed. This Time for Sure.

“In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill… The real enemy then is humanity itself.” – Alexander King and Bertrand Schneider, The First Global Revolution: A Report by the Council […]

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