Let’s Deregulate Taxis – January 17, 2007
The economics of Winnnipeg's taxicab industry have been severely distorted by barriers to entry and price controls. American cities like Indianapolis and countries like Sweden and Ireland have solved similar problems by deregulating.
Depoliticized pensions – March 16, 2005
Citizens have more secure retirements when they have more say in their pension investments and government stays out of the way.
The Minimum Wage: Forbidding People To Work – February 3, 2005
Raising minimum wages is a good way to expand poverty.
A Passing Grade for Manitoba – September 16, 2003
A ground-breaking new study of labour-market performance contains both good and bad news for Manitoba, which ranks third in Canada but only 35th when American states are included.
Why We Should Not Close Our Borders – July 24, 2003
Making a case for more immigration, not less
New Immigration Plan Misses the Boat – October 9, 2002
Policy Notes discusses problems with new federal approach to immigration in less populated areas
Immigration - Manitoba's Lifeline? – January 7, 2002
Carved out of the wilderness by people seeking a better life, Manitoba now faces a hidden crisis.
Manitoba NDP's Labour Conundrum – July 31, 2000
New legal privileges for organized labour in Manitoba are shortsighted.
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.
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.