grte

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grte,

Historically this isn’t the case. Current polling does have Poilievre as the most popular choice among union members, however still at a lower rate than the Canadian average. So it seems like unions are stemming the growth of his support among its members somewhat, within the context of an overall upswell of Con support in Canada generally.

grte,

Regulations help protect people from corporations. This libertarian take is total nonsense. What makes competition difficult for new entrants is the overwhelming size of modern day multinational corporations and the capital investment required to wage any sort of real competition which is something that is only going to be fronted by other extremely wealthy interests. So, yes, we do need bigger, stronger governments in relation to those very powerful corporations, specifically strong enough to break them up. Or ideally nationalize them entirely.

grte, (edited )

news.berkeley.edu/…/even-in-small-businesses-mini…

In fact, minimum wage earners tend to put a greater portion of their earnings back into the local economy vs. savings and increases help or at least don’t impact particularly negatively small business. Neoclassical economics is a joke.

grte, (edited )

Our current economic situation is the product of decades of regulation cutting supply side (aka neoclassical) economics championed by the likes of Thatcher and Reagan, which still dominates today. You know where housing is not unaffordable? Vienna, Austria. A place where better than half the residents live in social housing. The product of a strong government and regulation.

grte,

Yes, of course. Banning short term rentals for example is a regulation that would put downward pressure on housing prices. Banning investment companies such as Blackrock, Blackstone, etc from purchasing single family homes, duplexes, 4-plexes and the like would do the same. Whereas the lack of regulation around these things has contributed to home price inflation. The idea that people are unable to afford homes because there is too much regulation holds water like a sieve.

grte,

Yeah, all that housing in Vienna appeared from nowhere.

But sure, you have a great day as well.

grte,

The USA is the largest source of foreign interference in Canadian politics by far, but sure, those guys as well.

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