On the weekend, some friends told us their nine-year-old still has a scrap of his “blankie.” Whenever he is overwrought or scared they give it to him, he clutches it and is instantly calmed.
Brian Chamberlin is a New Zealander with a mission to promote free trade in agriculture, an important topic in light of the subsidy provisions in the new U.S. Farm Bill.
The gargantuan U.S. Farm Bill has finally been passed. It’s a multi-billion dollar monster that will subsidize U.S. farm production at levels never seen before. The bill raises crop subsidy spending in agriculture by a whopping 70%.
In a few years, the runaway train of ever-increasing healthcare spending will slam many provinces into a “wall”. At that point, the mindset that leads us to run our health-care system and other important public services like the old post office may finally become another intellectual relic.
A conversation with Brian Chamberlin: farming without subsidies.
The conventional view of small rural communities holds that they are generally in decline.
The opening of Ontario’s electricity market this week is a milestone, but it’s one that perplexes many Ontarians.