Nov 142019
 

Atlas

Government control in the field of economics is nothing new to humanity. Central planning, wage and price controls, taxes, stimulus spending, social safety nets, trade restrictions, regulations, crony favoritism – these have all long been assumed to be among the normal and accepted functions of government.

In 17th century France, recognizing that wealth had to be produced before it could be taxed, the king’s (Louis XIV) chief adviser Colbert was told “Laissez-nous faire” (let us alone) after asking the business community what the king could do to stimulate ‘economic growth’ in the nation. That phrase has come to symbolize and describe the nature of a free market.

Indeed, no matter what the form of government – whether an absolute monarchy or a free society based on individual rights – the creation of wealth is fundamental for any society to survive. In the attempt to create such wealth, various forms of forced labor and production have throughout history been the primary means by which the state-controlled economies approached that challenge.

For Western societies, all that changed with the discovery and emergence of capitalism over the past two centuries or so. Under the condition of ‘laissez faire,’ (capitalism), more people than ever before were able to lift themselves out of poverty, thanks to the unprecedented wealth that could be created in a market relatively free from government coercion and control. Continue reading »

Nov 132019
 


Audio as broadcast on WBCQ

Politics may be downstream from culture but culture gets its notions and ideas from academia. If this is so then we are headed for disaster both culturally and politically.

Join Danielle and Robert as they connect the dots from a raving university debating professor who wins his debates by shouting profanities at his opponents to the latest terrible incarnation of Star Trek to the gong show that is the Democratic presidential nomination debates.

While most political and cultural trend lines today are pointing down, to locate the source, the fountainhead, of this frightening trend look up to the ivory towers… and despair.


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Nov 072019
 

The People's Choice

In choosing our representatives for public office, are the winning candidates in any given election really ‘the people’s choice’? Or do they win for completely different reasons?

The answer to these questions may surprise you.

Many believe that ‘strategic voting‘ is what ultimately decides the winner – where voters are not voting for a particular candidate, but against another. And while it turns out that this is true for a significant number of voters (35%), statistics reveal that there are many other significant voting patterns contributing to a final electoral outcome.

Perhaps most surprising is that 57% of voters (according to a Leger poll conducted after the last Canadian election) say that they voted “based on their political convictions, without any thought to their candidates’ chances of winning.” Continue reading »

Nov 032019
 


Audio as broadcast on WBCQ

In the wake of the 2019 Canadian federal election Danielle and Robert talk about what’s next for the People’s Party of Canada.

Having been defeated at the polls their take is that freedom-loving people have to step up their game and play hard bard against those who would see the country devolve into collective tribalism.

(We apologize for the quality of the audio in this presentation.)


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Oct 312019
 

Maxime loses seat

If there’s one thing that we can all learn from the way the last Canadian federal election was conducted, it was that the People’s Party of Canada was the single party most feared by the Left. Indeed, it is Canada’s only party that is not on the Left itself.

What’s more significant is that even after the election – one in which the PPC did not have a single candidate elected, and its leader lost his own parliamentary seat – the PPC obviously still continues to be the party most feared by the Left. The evidence of this can be found in the still continuing public expressions of hatred and fear being levied against the PPC and its leader, Maxime Bernier.

These vile and contemptible accusations – all demonstrably false – originate from the mainstream media, the mainstream political parties, and hateful ‘anti-hate’ groups of the Left like the National Council of Canadian Muslims whose Oct 26 Globe & Mail hateful and libelous commentary is deconstructed and condemned line-by-line on today’s show.

And then there’s Warren Kinsella. Hired by the Conservative Party of Canada to libel and slander Bernier and the PPC, we were already well aware of Kinsella for such antics. He has in past directed similar tactics against our own show, Just Right, and even arbitrarily included Ontario’s party on the Right, the Freedom Party of Ontario, in his first book, Web of Hate. Continue reading »

Oct 282019
 


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In the current highly divisive political environment have we have lost the commonality we call plain common sense or have the downtown Toronto media, anchored by young progressives, led us to believe that we are so divided?

Join Danielle and Robert as they discuss the cultural fractures between the generations, and the cultural divides between our urban and rural communities.


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Oct 242019
 

bud

Many people believe that cannabis has been ‘legalized’ in Canada, but this is not so. What has been called ‘legalization’ is really a form of government control over cannabis that makes the previous prohibition pale by comparison.

In effect, the formerly free (though illegal) cannabis market was replaced by an un-free (though legal) market.

Meet Canada’s new and real pot heads: the crony politicians who have taken over and monopolized the cannabis industry through arbitrary regulation and outright extortion. Led by Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, these new organized criminals wield the force of law in a way that only serves their own political interests at the expense of everyone else, even those who have never used cannabis.

The outrageous new laws being used to control the cannabis market in Canada only demonstrate that government regulation is oppression, and this is a principle that applies to all enterprises and economic activities controlled by crony politicians. Continue reading »