Scientific American’s Climate Lies – January 3, 2010
"In December 2009, Scientific American, once a respected popular-science journal and now a pulp science-fiction picture comic, viciously attacked US Senator James Inhofe because he had proclaimed 2009 to be the Year of the Skeptic. By skepticism, he meant “standing up and exposing the science, the costs and the hysteria behind global warming alarmism”."
Congress of Racial Equality Leader To Serve As A National Spokesman for 'No Cap-And-Trade' Coalition – December 18, 2009
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.
Postpone Copenhagen Treaty – December 10, 2009
The largest cluster (51%) favours postponement of signing--either until we can be more confident that the global economy is coming out of recession (25%) or that there is strong agreement that the scientific research attributing climate change to humans is fully objective (26%).
Frontier posts College of Physicians and Surgeons investigation of wrongly alleged “cancer epidemic” in oilsands. – November 12, 2009
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.
Whither The Weather? – November 2, 2009
To date, the media has discouraged public debate on climate change and instead focused on group behaviours. Senior Fellow Dr. Tim Ball provides a discussion guide for teachers suited for collegiate level students that includes a balanced view of the issue. Reprintable.
Comparing Apples to Oranges in Education – October 23, 2009
Take the challenge of the 8th grade exam circa 1895. Think you can pass?
Northern Waters – July 23, 2009
We are indeed lucky to have some of the largest renewable freshwater reservoirs on the planet, even more so in comparison with our small population size. Elsewhere in the world, particularly among our neighbours to the south, people would be willing to pay considerable sums to access a small part of this water.
Manitobans Split on Whether to Sell Water to the United States – July 6, 2009
If you live in Winnipeg or are below age 55, you are more likely to favour selling water from Hudson's Bay to the United States; if you live in a rural area or are over 55, you are likely to be opposed. Those are the results of a new poll released by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy and conducted by Probe Research. Overall, 46% of Manitobans favour selling water to the United States and 45% are opposed.
Earth Has Been Cooling For 10 Years: Top Scientists – July 6, 2009
NO Second Class Citizens – June 26, 2009
When you look not at the goals of the welfare state, but its actual performance, the results are depressing. In the last 80 years we have grown far wealthier than we once were. Yet today, there are more who receive welfare than ever before.
Competitiveness in Canadian Agriculture – June 10, 2009
Briefing and powerpoint slides from testimony presented to the Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food in Ottawa by Frontier Research Associate Les Routledge, June 2, 2009 (11 slides).
Energy Myths and Realities – April 17, 2009
"I’m going to try to do something that seems impossible these days – and that’s have an honest conversation about energy policy, global warming and what it means for America’s energy future – and for you, the generation that will have to live with the consequences of the policy choices we make."
Sir Roger's Ten Lessons for the Recession – March 25, 2009
"We should celebrate free enterprise and entrepreneurship. We should adopt policies that encourage innovation and competition. We should move away from tired old state monopolies and introduce new ways to deliver our social services."
Private Water Management Helps The Poor – March 23, 2009
Only five percent of global water management today is private. It is governments who mismanage and misallocate water to farmers and other special interests, as well as the politically connected, especially in poor countries. Not only does public ownership and management of water resources harm the poor, it also harms the environment by encouraging waste.
Don’t Regulate the Suburbs: America Needs a Housing Policy That Works – March 20, 2009
Senior Fellow Wendell Cox and Ronald Utt examine housing policies under consideration in the United States, focusing on the negative impact of 'smart growth'.
Know a Student who Likes to Think and Needs an Antidote to Canadian Universities? – February 25, 2009
The Frontier Centre has partnered with the Virginia-based Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) to get Canadian students into summer seminars in some spectacular U.S. cities. Topics to be explored include liberty, freedom, the moral foundations of capitalism, and poverty and prosperity, as analyzed through a libertarian framework. Know a student who likes to think and needs an antidote to Canadian universities? Get them to click on the link below. Attendance, lodging, and books are all taken care of. Send bright and contrarian students this link and get them to apply before March 30: www.theIHS.org/fcpp.asp
A High-growth, Low-tax Welfare State – February 18, 2009
Over the years, the Orewa Rotary Club has hosted provocative speeches that have set the New Zealand political agenda for the coming year. In February 2009, MP, former Minister of Finance, and Frontier Centre Advisory Board member Sir Roger Douglas gave his assessment of recent economic conditions and what governments can and can't do to deliver prosperity to their citizens.
Let My Free Market Go: Alternate Recession Strategy – February 4, 2009
In these free-spending times there's a growing movement among economists who say the best way out of this recession is to do nothing, nothing at all.
5th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey – January 28, 2009
The 5th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey expands coverage to 265 markets in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Global “Go-To Think Tanks” – January 16, 2009
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.