Wish I’d said that – May 24, 2017

“First, incentives matter to all human behaviour…. Like it or not, individuals will undertake more of an activity if the costs of that activity are reduced; this holds as much for bureaucrats as it does for profit-maximizing owners of firms.”

Terry L. Anderson and Donald R. Leal, Free Market Environmentalism

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Wish I’d said that – May 4, 2017

“As long as history is regarded as ‘philosophy teaching by examples’ drawn from real life, this tendency to write up the virtues of past ages will persist. So long also will classical scholars be tempted to seek to enhance the value of their subject by dwelling with enthusiasm upon the moral worth of the Romans.”

F.R. Cowell, Cicero and the Roman Republic

 

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The wise old journalist

In my latest National Post column I say if the Senate can write silly patronizing children’s books for adults, I can too. Please send me money.

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Hey, do incentives matter… again?

In my latest National Post column I express dismay that yet another expansion of a social program, in this case EI, cost more than expected because paying people to do something caused more of them to do it. Of all things.

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Know a deserving student interested in free markets?

If you know somebody at a Canadian university who’s interested in free markets and individual liberty, let them know about the Dobson Bursary available through the Institute for Liberal Studies. The application deadline is June 30, 2017.

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Wish I’d said that – April 20, 2017

“It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.”

Bill Vaughan, quoted as “Thought du jour” in Social Studies in Globe and Mail June 1, 2009

 

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Still time to add your name

It’s really exciting that The Environment: A True Story has made its basic funding target on Kickstarter and the project will definitely be going forward. If you’ve contributed, let me repeat how grateful I am. It’s because of you that I’m able to proceed. And I do appreciate how many other worthy demands there are on your resources.

If you haven’t contributed, let me remind you that anyone who puts in any sum, even just $1 dollar, will be listed in the credits unless they request anonymity. Given the unpleasant rhetoric that accompanies the misleading science of the climate alarmists, it makes a difference to have people stand up against the sneering and be counted on the side of clarity and decency.

Look, if you’re in a position to make a substantial contribution I’m keen to have it. We do have a stretch target and all sorts of things we’d like to include in the project if we can fit them into the budget. But regardless, if you want to take a stand, put in a dollar, or two, or ten between now and Sunday at 6 p.m. EDT and I’ll be proud to add your name to the nearly 500 people already on the list of backers.

Thanks.

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