Poverty and Growth: Retro-Urbanists Cling to the Myth of Suburban Decline: Suburbs have more poor people mainly because they have more people, write Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox.


In the wake of the post-2008 housing bust, suburbia has become associated with many of the same ills long associated with cities, as our urban-based press corps and cultural elite cheerfully sneer at each new sign of decline, most recently a study released Monday by the Brookings Institution—which has become something of a Vatican for anti-suburban theology—trumpeting the news that there are now 1 million more poor people in America’s suburbs than in its cities.

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How Rich Rockefellers Battle the People’s Pipeline: Rockefeller billions vs Canadian energy and sovereignty – and US jobs, security and families


Americans concerned about gasoline prices were encouraged by the Pew Research Center’s new poll, whose headline blared, “Keystone XL Pipeline draws broad support.” A score box showed 63% supporting and only 23% opposing the pipeline that would transport oil from Canada’s vast Alberta oil sands deposits through the Plains states to Texas refineries.

The Last Word on Crime and Police — For Now


The Frontier Centre recently released a backgrounder I co-authored over the last few months on the effect of police levels on crime. The conclusion was simple: the evidence suggests that Canadian cities have sufficient police resources. This has predictably ruffled some feathers. I’ll address some of the criticisms I’ve received, though, frankly, most of the points were already addressed in the paper.

On Today’s Tragedy in Connecticut

Announcement, LOST, Steve Lafleur

Today’s tragedy in Connecticut was horrific. But let’s take a moment to reflect. Peaceful human civilization is improbable, miraculous, and wonderful. The fact that a society has emerged in which most people can safely walk down the streets is utterly astonishing.

Financial Reality is Needed in Maritime Canada: David Mackinnon addresses the Charlottetown Rotary Club, April 2, 2012 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


I’d like to start my presentation with a warning. The warning is that I’m going to speak very frankly about difficult issues. I will be taking fundamental issue with the approach the federal government, P.E.I., Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Manitoba have been taking in relation to the many subsidies the Government of Canada provides to regions.

Oil Sands Environmental Realities and the Nature of Things: Researchers enhance natural growth with successful agricultural soil methods, wetlands restoration with beavers, avian protection with hi-tech marine radar and light spectrum research


Three University of Alberta professors demonstrate successful oil sands environmental management and restoration methods to an impatient and sceptical public who do not appreciate that nature works in decades, not years, and will successfully reclaim itself to a large extent. They show how humans are enhancing and speeding up the process, and applying hi-tech innovations to avian monitoring and protection.