What are they called ... ."strawmen
"? (An informal fallacy based on a misrepresentation of an opponent's position.)
In fact, when the Institute was first founded, many people believed that government was the principal source of economic growth and development, that wage and price controls were effective, that deficit spending was an inescapable reality of modern fiscal policy.
Being involved in unions and unionism about the time that FI was founded (congealed is the word I prefer) - I wonder who they are speaking about here. Certainly not us 'lefties'
in organized labour.
In fact I recall losing a day's pay while participating in a Saint John Trades and Labour Council march against Mr. Trudeau's wage and price controls.
I wonder if any of the great minds at the Institute managed to put their pay on the line.
By-the-by ... Many of the learned folks that produce the glurge the institute does, are ... (get ready for it) employed by state supported and financed universities. Nice to see they acknowledge they are superfluous to the economic functioning of Canada.
Back-in-the-day, say around 1969 crogh worked for a construction company that built the social service building at the University of Alberta (Calgary Campus) --- now University of Calgary.
Good to see that I contributed more to the economy with my summer employment than they do with all their 'intellectual productions'
paid for by the government.