Immigration, Manitoba's Lifeline – January 1, 2002
The most valuable resource in any community is its people. Over the last quarter century, Manitoba has generously supplied this resource to other provinces, with most of those years showing a net out migration, often of the youngest and brightest.
Managed Competition – The Phoenix Experience – October 1, 2000
Under managed competition, a public agency competes with private sector firms to provide public agency functions and services. Managed competition attempts to create a "level playing field" between the public and private sectors to select the most cost effective method of delivering public services.
A Conversation with Ronald Jensen – September 1, 2000
Its primary element is competition, or managed competition, in which the city workforce competes with the private sector to deliver municipal services.
Public Sector vs Private Sector Union Membership by Province – July 31, 2000
Statistics showing union density in Canada heavily skewed toward public sector.
Manitoba NDP's Labour Conundrum – July 31, 2000
New legal privileges for organized labour in Manitoba are shortsighted.
Why Young People are Important – January 1, 2000
The population of the Earth now numbers more than 6 billion. That’s a lot of people. This fact reminds us of the Malthusian population curve, the exponential line where the planet’s resources cannot meet the needs of an exploding populace. Despite the worries of doomcasters, this curve is simply bad history.
Enlightened Unionism – April 27, 1998
Two years ago at a conference on local government reform, I met Stephan Fantauzzo, a union leader who represents municipal workers in the City of Indianapolis.
Unlocking the Job Market – February 16, 1998
The keys to reducing Canada's persistently high unemployment rate continue to evade our politicians, but 1997 job statistics for the United States point to some answers.
Public Pension Folly – January 5, 1998
Canadians should not be held accountable for the government's spending, by contributing more to the Canadian Pension Plan. It is clear based on the downfalls of central planning that what Canada needs are private pension plans.
Stephan Fantauzzo, Executive Director, AFSCME, Indianapolis local – November 1, 1997
Last spring the Frontier Centre invited a union leader from Indianapolis to visit Winnipeg, to speak on that city's policy of "managed competition". Stephan Fantauzzo is Executive Director of Council 62, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and represents civic workers at the City of Indianapolis.
CPP's False Alternatives – October 6, 1997
It should be noted that the best, most effective reform for the CPP would be to have a privately-owned pension system.
When People Control Their State Pension – July 21, 1997
Canada should consider privatizing its struggling state pension edifice, something that Mexico has recently done.
The End of High Unemployment – June 2, 1997
In 1989, scholar Francis Fukuyama wrote what was to become a famous essay, "The End of History". In it, he held that the collapse of the Soviet Union and its central planning model proved once and for all the superiority of the open market economy model.
Enlightened Unionism – July 1, 1996
How Indianapolis unionized city workers thrived in a competitive delivery model