The appropriate role and size of government has been debated amongst economists since the period of classical economics and laissez-faire in the nineteenth century.
Canada is one of the world’s most successful countries on quality of life and income indicators. Among the reasons for its success are its foundation of laws, vast natural resources, access to the huge American market, and law abiding citizens. …
Calgary’s municipal election on Monday saw at least two new trustees elected to Calgary Board of Education (CBE). Waiting for them is a slew of concerns ranging from how money is spent to transparency to the apparent ‘big issue’ of …
With the release of a predictable report by the Clean Environment Commission, one that criticizes elements of Manitoba Hydro’s Bipole III plans and actions while setting out ‘reachable’ conditions for Hydro moving ahead on the $4 or $5 or ? …
To grasp why Canada’s equalization program is such a public policy disaster, some myths need to be busted about the $14.8-billion annual transfer of federal tax dollars to the provinces through equalization — and the $46-billion in other inter-governmental transfers. So, let’s some consider some inconvenient facts.
“The past 30 years have been dismal ones for the labour movement. In the American private sector trade-union density (ie, the proportion of workers who belong to unions) has fallen from a third in 1979 to just 7% today. In Britain it has dropped from 44% to 15%. Nor is this just an Anglo-Saxon oddity: less than a fifth of workers in the OECD belong to unions.”
Manitoba policy makers need to see how patient choice and institutional diversity can help, rather than hinder, cost control.
As of December 3, 2010, the Frontier Centre’s living database of municipal financial statistics contains graphically presented data and comparisons of municipal finances.
Frontier’s conversation with the author of “Dances With Dependecy”, Calvin Helin
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