Arizona reopens all businesses at 100% capacity

Arizona can now open doors to all of its businesses at full capacity. The Governor of the state, Doug Ducey, announced on March 5 that restaurants, gyms, theatres, and water parks can all reopen. Social distancing and mask-wearing rules are still in place. Before the decision, most businesses were allowed to have up to 50% […]

Manitoba toughens COVID-19 restrictions as Ontario hints at “tough” measures ahead

Lauren Krugel, The Canadian PressThu Nov 19 2020 14:23:28 Manitoba has further toughened restrictions meant to stem the spread of COVID-19 as Ontario’s premier hinted at “tough” new measures ahead.  Manitoba, which has the highest per capita infection rate in Canada, announced it’s tightening the rules for social gatherings and shopping.  “COVID-19 case numbers are […]

Rising food prices push annual rate of inflation 0.7 per cent higher in October

Jordan Press, The Canadian PressWed Nov 18 2020 14:55:29 OTTAWA — The country’s headline inflation meter jumped last month by 0.7 per cent compared to one year ago, the fastest the consumer price index has risen in months, largely on the back of higher food prices. October’s increase compared with a year-over-year rise of 0.5 […]

Nova Scotia mass killing: Gunman said COVID-19 pandemic would make people desperate

Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press Mon Nov 16 2020 15:51:38 HALIFAX — The gunman responsible for the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia sent an email in March saying he was glad he was well-armed because the COVID-19 pandemic would make people desperate “once the money runs out,” newly released court documents say. The grim […]

How easy money creates the boom-bust cycle

By Frank Shostak, Mises Institute11/10/2020 07:00:00According to the popular way of thinking, various economic data can provide an analyst with the necessary information regarding the state of the economy. It is held that by inspecting various economic indicators such as the gross domestic product or industrial production, an analyst could ascertain the state of the […]

Lockdowns haven’t brought down Covid mortality, but they have killed millions of jobs

By Mitch Nemeth, Mises Institute Sat Nov 14 2020 23:30:00 During the early onset of covid-19 in the spring, government officials across the political spectrum widely agreed that government intervention and forced closure of many businesses was necessary to protect public health. This approach has clearly failed in the United States as it led to […]

Google mobility data suggests Sweden “socially distanced” less than other countries

By Ryan McMaken, Mises Institute 10/19/2020 As is often pointed out by pro-lockdown publications like the New York Times, Sweden has experienced covid-19 deaths at a rate above that of some of its neighbours that imposed relatively strict lockdowns, such as Denmark. What is rarely mentioned, however, is that Sweden’s deaths per million are also […]