Finance Professor Slams Trudeau Government Economic Policy, Says They Just Don’t Get It

“Focusing only on the environment or on social engineering at the expense of working families is elitist. And Canadians are getting the sense that they are governed by a bunch of idealistic and dogmatic college students convinced they will save the world,” says Professor George Athanassakos.

These days, it’s rare to see a professor who is willing to deviate from the radical-left talking points that dominate university campuses.

But there are always exceptions, and George Athanassakos is certainly one of them.

Athanassakos is a Finance Professor at the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business, and in a recent article for the Financial Post he slammed the Trudeau government’s economic policies.

Here are a few key excerpts:

“Their policies take away economic entrepreneurship and wealth creation and replace it with handouts to every significant lobby and activist group. The Liberal government increasingly seems not to understand how people get jobs and how they get by, and how heavily favouring environmental issues stirred up by activists over economic concerns takes jobs away.”

“There’s an old saying that if you’re not a communist at the age of 20 you haven’t got a heart and if you’re still a communist at the age of 40, you haven’t got a brain. Canada today seems to be run by politicians in their 40s behaving like they’re in their 20s. Focusing only on the environment or on social engineering at the expense of working families is elitist. And Canadians are getting the sense that they are governed by a bunch of idealistic and dogmatic college students convinced they will save the world.”

The entire article is worth reading. A link is below:

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