Ontario’s escalating hydro costs under the Wynne government

March 17, 2017 – Lee Friday …… A recent opinion poll suggests Kathleen Wynne’s majority Liberal government will suffer a crushing defeat in the 2018 provincial election. Opinions may change, but if the Liberals lose, should we be satisfied that they have been held sufficiently accountable for the significant increase in hydro costs on their watch? Continue reading →

Does ‘consumer spending’ really help the economy?

February 28, 2017 – Lee Friday …… Retail sales figures are announced and discussed on a regular basis by business reporters in the mainstream media. The conventional view is that rising sales i.e. more consumer spending is a symptom of a healthy economy. However, this view is a symptom of economic ignorance. Continue reading →