NBR Straight Thinking columnist, venture capitalist and planning consultant Owen McShane has died, aged 70. Owen had been on the Frontier Centre’s Expert Advisory Panel since 1999.
The Silliest Policy we Have
Why free public wireless Internet is the silliest policy we have.
Leading Experts Rapidly Endorsing ‘Climate Scientist’s Register’: Carbon dioxide NOT causing a climate crisis, say scientists
“The Climate Scientists’ Register, started one month ago by International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC), has just passed its first 100 expert endorsers.”
Congress of Racial Equality Leader To Serve As A National Spokesman for ‘No Cap-And-Trade’ Coalition
If domestic cap-and-trade legislation were passed, it could result in a loss of 1.9 million American jobs in 2012 and 2.5 million American jobs by 2025. From 2012-2019, the CBO estimates direct government spending at $822 billion with revenue at $845 billion from taxes on energy producers.
Frontier posts College of Physicians and Surgeons investigation of wrongly alleged “cancer epidemic” in oilsands.
In 2006, Dr. John O’Connor, a Nova Scotia physician then working in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, alleged that an epidemic of cancer was occurring in northern Alberta—and because of the oilsands operations there. In light of this, Frontier has decided to post the November 4, 2009 College of Physicians and Surgeons investigation of Dr. O’Connor.
Earth Has Been Cooling For 10 Years: Top Scientists
OPEN LETTER TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: YOU ARE BEING DECEIVED ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING You have recently received an Open Letter from the Woods Hole Research Center, exhorting you to act quickly to avoid global disaster. …
The Global “Go-To Think Tanks”
In a world saturated with information, connected by the web and challenged by complex issues that often hit like a meteor from outer space, there is a growing need to know where to turn for high quality information and analysis on critical policy issues. Increasingly policy makers and the public are turning to the close to 5,500 public policy research organizations around the world for assistance. This report, from the January 2009 edition of Foreign Policy Magazine identifies and ranks the leading think tanks in every region of the world.
Western Standard’s “Liberty 100” Top 10 for 2008
Many Canadians worked hard in 2008 to fight the advance of big government and the erosion of economic and personal liberty. Some worked in relative obscurity in their own communities, while others were high profile or filled leadership roles in prestigious organizations – but all were important.
Obituary: Lord Harris of High Cross
Economist and founder of the Institute of Economic Affairs, Lord Ralph Harris died at the age of 81. The following is a summary of some of his accomplishments.