Adam Smith

Adam Smith Called: He Wants Warning Labels on Gas Pumps

Rob Shirkey | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada Impact
Rob Shirkey

Our dominant economic paradigm is premised on a worldview that we are self-interested, wealth-maximizing beings that respond like automatons to price signals. I think we're more than that. Our labels engage this part of us and are ultimately more congruent with what we are as human beings.

Why the Big Three Are Right About Verizon

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

At first sight, the reaction of the three big players to Verizon's possible entry onto the Canadian market seems to be another illustration of their tendency to quash competition. A casual observer might be tempted to think that they're trying to secure government protection against a new player that poses a real threat to their market shares. Nothing could be further from the truth.

How Barack Obama May Lose the Presidency

Marko Sijan | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada Politics
Marko Sijan

It's not that Americans aren't smart enough to know the bile spewed in super-PAC ads consists largely of lies. Surely they suspect Romney could care less about them, and his presidency would hinge solely on placating the so-called "one-percenters" who really run America; it's just there's something omnipotent about the way unlimited amounts of money slowly, steadily steer our thoughts and desires.

Occupy Toronto: We Know What We Mean (Even if We Haven't Said it Yet)

Thom Vernon | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Politics
Thom Vernon

I hope Occupy Toronto and other protests resist the production of a white paper. I hope that we wait to articulate our demands. Morality will not so easily be policy-wonked or shoehorned.