Author: Bill Robson

Aftershocks of the Great Recession

Statists and economic interventionists have been politically ascendant for the last several years. Justin Trudeau promised tiny deficits, got elected, delivered whoppers, and paid no apparent political price. Bill Robson, longtime head of the C.D. Howe Institute, warned that this might happen in the aftermath of the Great Recession. A generation came of age blaming capitalism for the crash and crediting government for the recovery. Recent electoral gains by free market parties suggest the hangover may be ending.