Cheer Up –The World is a Wonderful Place – December 27, 2010
This Christmas, it’s worth putting the troubles of our time into context; two centuries of continuous improvement in human welfare and better environmental custodianship.
The Road to Ruin – December 22, 2010
Manitoba’s Public Insurance’s arbitrary policy to destroy cheap used cars made before 1995 ostensibly to protect the environment will hurt the environment and make it more difficult for the unemployed poor to find jobs.
Forced Entry - How Government Came to Dominate Welfare – January 5, 2009
Today’s welfare state is not the only way to solve the problems of inequality, unstable income, and the need for healthcare and education. Understanding how the welfare state came to be and what it replaced enables a much more imaginative poverty debate than we currently have.
Good Intentions, Green Policies, and the Poor – October 10, 2008
Escalating fuel costs harm the poor disproportionately, acting as a de facto regressive tax. Thus, American families at the median income level pay 5% of each household dollar for energy costs, and families with lower incomes spend 20% of household funds on energy, while households under the poverty line see fully half of their budget spent on gas, heating, and other fuel costs.
Voice For The Poor Supports Oilsands – October 9, 2008
Artificially high energy prices, the work of politicians manipulated by radical environmentalists demonizing energies they don't like, are therefore "immoral," and a "de facto regressive tax on the poor. . . . They destroy jobs, erode civil rights gains and force minority and elderly households to choose between food, fuel and medicine."
U.S. Group Warns Against Carbon Tax – October 9, 2008
"People of Canada are going to look at the proposals dealing with this economic crisis, such as the carbon tax and the negative impact it can have on an already tenuous economy, and make a decision for what they want their future to be."
Poor Families Hurt By High Energy Prices – October 8, 2008
Innis, refers to himself as an environmentalist, however, in his speech, he dismissed the basic idea of global warming and the negative impact it's having on the environment. His solution to the energy issue is to promote conservation, increase efficiency and continue to embrace new alternatives- like wind and solar power - all without cutting down energy production in North America. "All energy is good energy," said Innis.
Stop the War on Poor Families – October 1, 2008
Environmentalist anti-energy policies impose immoral burdens on our poorest citizens says an anti-poverty activist.
Welfare Reform – August 19, 2008
Firstly, the government has an absolutely crucial role to play in helping those who can’t provide for themselves. However, we have to be smart about how we help them. We have learnt that just giving money without any expectations creates a cycle of dependency that leaves many families mired in poverty and abuse, unable to take control of their lives.
Tax Cut Better Than a Pay Raise for Poor – January 20, 2008
Our Skyrocketing Living Standards – January 19, 2008
There has been an explosion in living standards in the United States and Canada, in most of Europe, in Japan, and in other places around the world that has brought the richest one billion people to what our counterparts 50 years ago would have considered the life of the rich.
Happy Birthday, Sir Roger – December 9, 2007
It's time to celebrate Sir Roger for his courage and pragmatic, if dramatic, policy leadership. “I don’t put labels on anything,” is a clue to why he was able to dance across the political spectrum and trample stereotypical expectations.
Poverty Policies Tend to Impoverish – September 12, 2007
The poor suffer the most collateral damage when policy is designed for the few, not the many.
Brown's Cash Blitz Is Hurting Poorest Areas – August 3, 2006
Record levels of spending have made many regions of Britain "colonies" of London and the southeast, widening the north-south divide, the research from Reform, a think tank, shows.
Harry Lehotsky, Inner-City Preacher, Activist and Change Agent – July 13, 2006
Many social agencies are "poverty pimps," living high off the hog while their clients remain trapped in dysfunctional neighbourhoods? A front-line perspective from a Winnipeg icon.
Left Not Always a Help to the Poor – June 2, 2006
The West's Biggest Provincial Government – September 1, 2002
If Manitoba's provincial government spending as a percentage of its economy were at the Canadian average, it would have to reduce its spending by $1.6 billion or increase the size of the economy by $8.6 billion.