Urbanization in New Brunswick

By Patrick Webber, AIMS Research Associate New Brunswick is often thought of as a rural province, a perception aided by the province being the only one in Atlantic Canada that lacks a single dominant urban area. New Brunswick instead has three major urban areas of comparable population (Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton). However, census data over…

Halifax Should Not Build a Stadium

For each dollar spent by the state, there is one less spent by the private sector–there is no free lunch, not to mention breakfast, dinner, and midnight snack. Government spending requires taxes (and when the government spends without taxing individuals and firms, i.e. deficit spending, it shifts the burden of taxation unto future generations, who…

Economics in One Lesson: An Introduction

In 1945, Henry Hazlitt authored Economics in One Lesson, wherein he offers market-oriented insight into a number of post-war developments in the United States and dispels several myths associated with economic theory that continue to dominate public policy discourse over sixty years later. The first chapter, titled, “The Lesson,” discusses how many economic theories rely…