Category Archives: Free Trade

When Income Taxes Replace Tariffs

In the early years of free trade the income tax was needed to replenish government funds lost with the diminishing of tariff income.   …A proposed tax on imports is central to the GOP plan to lower the overall corporate … Continue reading

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Yesterday all my Canadian television stations: CTV.- BNN. and CBC gave non-stop coverage to President Trump’s giving classified information to visiting Russian officials. With today’s endless list of  online world-media headers announcing the Comey memo documenting the president’s request that … Continue reading

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Trump Trade Terror

I’ve suspected that the global ridicule directed at Donald Trump, now President Trump, has been motivated by fear of his wanting to renegotiate NAFTA, in effect seeming to oppose Free Trade that old Victorian Era battle cry of British manufacturers. … Continue reading

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Where is Canada?

Like the United States Canada, land of The Consumer – Traveler enticed by world marketers may not exist as a nation. In his recent visit to India Canada’s Defence minister is accused of being a Sikh nationalist – Sikh nationalism,  … Continue reading

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Free Trade, Tariffs and the Income Tax

Rereading about the history of  England in the 19’th century, I was reminded of the beginnings of that now famous economic cry “free trade” as imports free of tariffs produced a financial  loss to England’s treasury which  had to be … Continue reading

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A Windfall For Bernie

All the talk about Bernie Sanders winning big on the $15.00 an hour minimum wage has brought back an experience that I had about ten years ago at an LCBO in the Union Station’s now out of use east platform. … Continue reading

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A Road Well Travelled

As the dust settles around the Donald Trump image and he adopts a proper humbler attitude with apologies widely heralded online for at least a week, he seems to be growing into that middle of the road. As Democrat former … Continue reading

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