Governments have responded to the farm crisis with some infusions of short-term aid, but creating a freer and fair marketplace ought to be the long-term goal. As if a horse-kicking by foreign subsidies has not been painful enough, Canadian farmers are hemmed in at home by the rules that govern marketing boards.
It makes no sense to drive away your best revenue sources with uncompetitive tax rates.
Many analysts who seek to find the reasons for Ireland’s recent phenomenal economic success start with things that happened in the comparatively recent past – 1987 is suggested as a start date in one partisan version of events. My own belief is that many of the ingredients of Ireland’s success originated further back.
During the 1980’s there were one or two years in which we actually had zero growth. In recent years in the 1990’s we have had 8 or 9% growth. So this is a massive turn-around.
The 1969 White paper that proposed abolishing the Indian Act and integrating aboriginals into mainstream Canadian society
Antagonism towards genetically modified foods is a misplaced product of urban coffee houses.
The burgeoning beast known as the Celtic tiger is more proof that tax cuts can pay for themselves and more.