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Human Achievement Hour 2014

Worth A Look, Energy, Peter Holle

Tomorrow, March 29th 2014, between 8:30pm and 9:30pm, we’ll be celebrating Human Achievement Hour. This one-hour event coincides with Earth Hour, an annual event where governments, businesses and individuals dim or shut off lights in an effort to raise awareness …

The Undead Suburban Office Market

Worth A Look, Economy, Frontier Centre

Source: Wendell Cox, NewGeography, 18 November 2013 The restoration of central city living and working environments has been one of the more important developments in the nation’s metropolitan areas over the past two decades. Regrettably, a good story has been …

The New York Times’ Global Warming Hysteria Ignores 17 Years Of Flat Global Temperatures

Worth A Look, Environment, Frontier Centre

The New York Times feverishly reported on August 10 that the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is about to issue another scary climate report. Dismissing the recent 17 years or so of flat global temperatures, the IPCC will assert that: “It is extremely likely that human influence on climate caused more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010.”

Hong Kong’s Simple, Low Taxes: Don’t We All Want It?

Worth A Look, Taxation, Frontier Centre

“I did a little calculation yesterday,” says Stuart Iliffe, a Canadian working in Hong Kong as chief financial officer of publishing house PPP Co. Ltd. “If I earned $100,000 [all figures Canadian unless noted] in Canada, after tax I would keep $64,000. If I earned $100,000 in Hong Kong, and made use of the married man’s tax allowance, I would keep $90,100.” Those are startling figures – and they don’t even take into account that the former British colony – since 1997 a special administrative region (SAR) of China – has no goods and services tax, harmonized sales tax or value added tax.