In his Financial Post column, AIMS Senior Fellow Patrick Luciani addresses asinine soda taxes. "Advocates keep insisting that taxes are just one policy ... to be implemented to help fight obesity. But if we know taxes don’t work, why do these people insist on pushing them on us at all?" Read the full article on [...]
AIMS Senior Fellow Patrick Luciani argues in the Financial Post that today's in-vogue language about corporate social responsibilities is bunk. "Why are businesses so ashamed to admit they’re in business to make money?" he asks, when "people-before-profits is just code for increasing the costs of goods for all of us." Read this article in the [...]
In the Financial Post, AIMS Senior Fellow Patrick Luciani argues that Bernie Sanders is channeling a well-rehearsed ignorance of the capitalist system, one that finds its roots in the Gospels. Like their authors, Sanders and the Bishop of Rome mistake financial success and the market itself as avenues of greed. With Easter approaching, this is [...]
Now that President Obama has opened relations with Cuba, and plans to visit this month, Canadians are saying, “Let’s get down there before Americans ruin the place.” Too late: the ruin began with the 1959 revolution. Many Canadians’ understanding of modern Cuba come from scenes in Godfather II where the mafia, and a military dictatorship [...]
Now that the 45th Davos World Economic Forum is behind us for another year, the question is: Does Davos even matter anymore? Getting 2,500 top business and political leaders together each January in a resort in Switzerland isn’t a bad idea if they can give us outsiders an idea of how the world economy will [...]
AIMS Senior Fellow Patrick Luciani discusses whether city rankings carry any real value when considering the wide variety of city ranking lists and their sources.