National Newswatch

It won’t be popular, but we should scrap the homeowner tax break

Jul 29 2020 — Andrew Coyne — The first principle of investing is diversification. Every adviser will tell you: Diversify your portfolio across different investments, asset classes and countries, such that any gains in the one are offset by losses in the others, and vice versa. Risk and return are usually inversely related, but a properly diversified portfolio has been shown to […]

There’s less to this snapshot than meets the eye

Jul 10 2020 — Andrew Coyne — A snapshot captures an image of the present – or rather a present, an instant. But snapshots conceal as much as they reveal. They do not show what happened immediately before or after the picture was taken. Neither do they show what lurks just outside the frame. They show you only what the photographer chose […]

Yet another ethical car crash in which the Prime Minister is an innocent bystander

Jul 7 2020 — Andrew Coyne — People keep asking Justin Trudeau to do ethically dubious things. Whether it’s requesting he attend private fundraising dinners with Chinese billionaires, or inviting him to vacation on their private Caribbean islands at the same time as they are seeking money from his government, or seeking his help in avoiding prosecution for bribing foreign dictatorships, people […]

Freedom is dying in Hong Kong, if anybody cares

Jul 2 2020 — Andrew Coyne — Oh, by the way, Hong Kong just disappeared. You may have been distracted by other things, what with Canada Day celebrations and baseball’s pending return and all. Certainly you would not have been disturbed by anything your government did or said about it. But it is true: What once was the world’s freest city, a […]