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Friday, February 27, 2009

Searching for Harper

Interesting article from Canadian Business magazine on "Harpernomics".

And yes, it quotes me.

Posted by Gerry Nicholls on February 27, 2009 | Permalink


I hope we all get a second chance to do things in life.How can the budgets be so far apart in such a short time.Are we flying blind...

Posted by: arch chisholm | 2009-02-27 11:24:55 AM

And, our better option would be .... ?

Posted by: set you free | 2009-02-27 11:44:02 AM

I much doubt this is the Harper we'd be seeing if only some eastern Canadians had got past their pettiness and given the man a reasonable mandate. If you deliberately hamstring your government, don't be surprised if its policies are less than robust. Harper can only do what the political realities allow him to. Martin, admittedly a less-than-stellar PM, operated under the same handicap.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-02-27 12:06:40 PM

Harper, unable to get a majority being who he is/was will now act according to what he believes the majority want him to be (power over principle). He also believes that it is important to suck up to Obama, so pretending to be a democrat-lite helps.

In a (left) liberal world, conservatives can only beg for permission to periodically act as liberal governments. Harper, like Bush, will do so slightly slower and with less gusto than true left-libs like Obama.

Posted by: John Chittick | 2009-02-27 12:26:10 PM

Someone needs to brush up on his Mises

Posted by: Dan R. | 2009-02-27 12:34:53 PM

And yes, it quotes me.
Posted by Gerry Nicholls on February 27, 2009

Well good for you.

Posted by: The Stig | 2009-02-27 1:37:15 PM

"And a better option would be ...?" Our better option would be not forcefully taking our money, and paying a bunch of bureaucrats to redistribute less of it to their pet projects. How about this? Our government should let us spend and invest our money as we see fit.

Posted by: Charles | 2009-02-27 1:52:35 PM

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