Google vs. Telco and Cable – September 11, 2012
Roland Renner shows that Google’s deployment of Fibre to the home (FTTH) In Kansas City has the potential to challenge the dominance of telecommunication and cable incumbent providers.
How to keep up with World-leading Internet Technology – June 1, 2012
In order to keep up with world-leading developments in internet technology, Canada will need to create a policy climate that unlocks the innovation and solutions that only competition can bring.
There is More at Stake in Internet Pricing than Watching Movies – July 29, 2011
In Bell Canada’s proposed Usage Based Billing (UBB), there is more at stake than just the cost of internet fees for high users.
Ronald Coase, Gordon Moore, and your Career – June 5, 2011
Communication technology is ever growing, and this will continue to mean that smaller organisations and individuals can more effectively collaborate without the need to be ensconced in large companies.
No Need to Regulate High-Tech Taxis – May 27, 2011
New software to be used with smart phones is poised to revolutionise the traditional taxi industry.
The End of Taxi Regulation – May 25, 2011
Ever-present smart phones are poised to transform the traditional taxi industry and rattle the regulations that currently govern it.
Moore's Law, Egypt and Western Liberty – May 4, 2011
The exponential growth in available computer power is bad news for central planners and good news for individuals who desire greater freedom from the state.
The Silliest Policy we Have – March 4, 2011
Free government wireless Internet in the downtowns and tertiary institutions of Saskatchewan’s major cities is a policy failure that the provincial government should reform.
I’ve Seen the Future and the Private Car is Alive and Well – December 1, 2010
The advent of mobile GPS technology will rapidly bring down the time and effort costs of ride sharing, and may dramatically improve the efficiency of how people use private cars.
Too Much Media is the Message – February 4, 2010
Except for sleeping, young people now spend more time watching, texting and “surfing” than anything else—hardly healthy for their education according to a new study.
The High Cost of Not Investing in Health Care – November 19, 2008
The decision to use computerized order entries will be made at the hospital or regional authority level, but provincial governments can provide incentives, for instance by pairing a subsidy for making the transition to computerized ordering with a reduction in healthcare transfers for regions that fail to take action.
High Performance Winnipeg? – October 23, 2006
A glimpse of Winnipeg with transparent, neutral, separated city government model shows the promise of policy modernization.
Technology and the Invisible Hand – January 28, 2003
Technology and the market economy drive improving living standards
Lone Eagles Rising – September 26, 2001
Terrorist attacks in New York will accelerate the move of urban professionals to the countryside.
The Death Of Poverty – January 5, 2001
Dramatic human progress in health and living standards has been led by technological advances of modern medicine and vaccines, electricity and the microchip. The prime driver of these advances has been economic freedom which has encouraged, supported, and rewarded innovation.
Internet Starts Shattering Low-Performance Public Policy Paradigm – July 3, 2000
What will governments do for revenue when commerce moves into venues that are impossible to tax?
More For The Masses – October 18, 1999
Mass production is starting to give way to mass customization thanks to information age technology. That is good news for consumers, since a wide variety of goods and services increases the chance consumers will find products that meet their individual requirements.
The Challenges Of Immortality – August 16, 1999
Genetic research explores the potential for immortality
Global Positioning Systems – November 30, 1998
A recent invention will soon revolutionize police services, making them much more effective and less costly. It's called the Global Positioning System.
*Y2K: Computers On LSD? – November 9, 1998
The millennium bug is coming. And some folks are getting nervous.