ECONOMIC MYTHS >CANADIAN<
Edition: 4th 2004
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Copyright year: 2004
Publication date: 8/29/2003
I. MYTHS ABOUT THE MARKET AND PRICE CONTROLS. 1. Rent Controls and Housing. Rent controls are needed during a housing shortage. 2. Pay Equity and the Law. Pay equity should be backed by the law. 3. Preserving the Family Farm. The family farm should be preserved as a way of life. 4. Minimum Wages and the Working Poor. Higher minimum wages are a good way to help the working poor. 5. Supply and Demand for Health Professionals. Central planning can solve Canada's doctor shortage. 6. Obesity, Health, and Economics. Obesity is a health issue, not an economic one. II. MYTHS ABOUT TRADE AND GLOBALIZATION. 7. The North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA was a bad deal for Canada. 8. Valuing the Dollar. We need a lower dollar in order to be competitive. 9. Buying Canadian. Buy Canadian means more jobs. 10. Immigrant Employment. Immigrants steal jobs from Canadians. 11. World Distribution of Wealth. Rich countries are getting richer at the expense of poor countries. 12. Sweatshops and Child Labour. Child labour must be abolished! 13. Debt and the Third World. Third World debt should be forgiven. III. MYTHS ABOUT NATIONAL DEBT, TAXES, AND INCOME DISTRIBUTION. 14. Government Spending and Future Security. The government can't afford an aging population. 15. Income Distribution in Canada. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. 16. Education and Wages. A university education is losing its value. 17. The Growth of Government. We need big government to deliver the services Canadians want. IV. MYTHS ABOUT ECONOMICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT. 18. Environmental Protection and the Law. We have a right to a clean environment regardless of cost. 19. Nonrenewable Resources. We are running out of nonrenewable resources. 20. The Cost of Recycling. Recycling always makes good business sense. 21. Zero-Growth and the Environment. No-growth policies will save the environment. V. MYTHS ABOUT BUSINESS AND THE ECONOMY.