On May 2, in a landmark judgment, India’s Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, ruled that «no one can be forced to be vaccinated» and that «bodily integrity and personal autonomy» are protected under the law as a constitutional right. Citing emerging scientific opinion «which appears to indicate that the risk of transmission […]

Panama is a known tax haven with laws encouraging financial privacy protection while being a jurisdiction with one of the globe’s lowest tax regimes. Unlike the approach taken earlier by El Salvador, which legalized Bitcoin in September 2021, making the proof-of-work private cryptocurrency legal tender, Panama’s regulation will be broader. For instance, the country’s policymakers know […]

Ottawa’s promised “just transition” to a new, low-carbon economy is now revealed as a useless sham. Coal miners in Alberta and Saskatchewan have faced transition for several years now. That’s the conclusion of the federal auditor general’s office, which finds that bureaucrats sat on their fat portfolios even as coal workers were losing their […]

In the United States, most of President Joe Biden’s federal vaccine mandates have been gutted by the courts and lie in tatters. states have rolled back pandemic restrictions wholly or in large measure. That leaves Canada, which continues to be an outlier in terms of the severity and longevity of COVID-related rules, restrictions and mandates. Federal […]

There were certainly populist elements to Donald Trump’s campaign, but he is not a true populist, even if it is convenient for anti-populists to paint him as one. Calling Trump a populist, however, allows fearmongerers to undermine populist movements and politicians without actually having to provide proof for all the «isms» they imply. Take, for example, Poilievre. When elites […]

Prices fall in a scenario where the currency is not inflated and, therefore, there are more sustainable investments and increased productivity. In an economy with little or no government intervention, there are more long-term investments, which increase the economy’s productivity. In a deflationary economy, the purchasing power of money tends to increase, as there is no monetary inflation […]