All kinds of bad policy proposals are borne out of the mistaken belief that you can generate prosperity by destroying valuable and useful things so that people have to be employed creating replacements.
According to the most important indicators of environmental progress, the condition of Canada’s natural environment is improving, and our natural resources are being sustainably managed.
Left to their own devices, politicos every now and then come up with a theory that allows them to promise free lunches. Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is all the rage now in the United States and Canada among starry-eyed social …
— Staff — Peter Holle President Peter Holle is the founding President of the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, an award-winning western Canadian based public policy think tank.
The overwhelming consensus on global warming among journalists may be cracking. Last week, the world’s most prestigious newsmagazine – The Economist – backed away from its past alarmist position, saying that “If climate scientists were credit-rating agencies, climate sensitivity would be on negative watch.” The Economist now discounts the high-end estimates of warming coming from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as being unlikely if not far-fetched.
President Obama has kicked off a three-day bus tour of Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois, where the corn is high and at least some factories are spewing smoke. He’s holding town-hall meetings on the economy, putting the unemployed back to work and “growing wages for everyone.” He won these Midwestern states handily in 2008, but he’s not taking anything for granted these days. The Midwest is the region with the largest number of target states.
A study released this week concludes that government “green-job” programs aren’t the yellow-brick road to happiness in Europe.
Only in the government does it make sense to fix one bad idea —the subsidising of fossil-fuel energy — by giving even larger subsidies to less efficient forms of energy such as ethanol and wind power.
Sprawl. It’s an ugly word. The term often evokes images that are even uglier: Green space lost to an asphalt desert of strip malls and highways. Citizens trapped in cars and a fast-food lifestyle that leaves them tired, stressed, and …