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:

The ‘Trudeau Effect’ dragging down Canada’s stock markets just got much, much worse

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The People’s Party gives much the same impression.

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Moe. S.

Prof. Athanassakos hit the nail on the head when he stated, “politicians in their 40’s behaving like in they’re in their 20’s, idealistic and dogmatic college students convinced they will save the world.” I’ll take it one step further. Trudeau is the Prince of Fools.

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I dare say that most professors in the SMET courses at universities have the same view that this professor from finance or any school of business has. There is no space for social activism in these studies because the courses are hard and the students have to concentrate on their studies to get a worthwhile degree. The artsy-fartsy courses in the humanities and in the education faculty, in particular, are full of social activist professors and as a result produce social activist students. Trouble is you only here noise from the latter and nothing from the former. Trudeau has a… Read more »