Social mobility is alive and well in Canada

Canada is one of the most socially mobile societies in the developed world

Social mobility is alive and well in CanadaDownload Social mobility is alive and well in Canada for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER OUT By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, BC Jun 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Is Canada still a land of opportunity? If you base your opinion on what sometimes appears…

The end of economics (as we know it)

Monetarism’s failings are giving rise to the new economy of wellbeing

The end of economics (as we know it)The world is changing. And while many of these changes are obvious, such as the revolution in technology or the tectonic shifts in world politics, there are also significant changes taking place in the ideas that underpin the science of economics. Why do these ideas matter? They matter because economics is a foundational science. The…

Electric cars still not ready for prime time

Electric cars are nothing but taxpayer subsidized toys for the 1 percenters

Electric cars still not ready for prime timeDownload this column for your publication or website CALGARY, AB Jun 5, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Twenty years ago, in May, 1995, I had my first op-ed published in a major newspaper, the Los Angeles Times. The title was Pull the Plug on the Electric Car Mandate. In that column I pointed out that battery-powered…

Growing inequality poses a health risk to all of us

Addressing the upstream determinants of health can improve both the economy and the wellbeing of Canadians

Growing inequality poses a health risk to all of usDownload Growing inequality poses a health risk to all of us SASKATOON, SK, Mar 19, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Certain Canadian commentators are advancing a strange critique of public health, suggesting that physicians and public health experts, charged with caring for the health of Canadians, should not concern themselves with the root causes of illness…

Walmart plan to increase wages an act of brilliance

But fast-food industry – including McDonald’s – won’t be following in its footsteps any time soon

Walmart plan to increase wages an act of brillianceWalmart plan to increase wages an act of brilliance FREE to Subscribers GUELPH, ON, Feb 27, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Walmart shareholders were not overly thrilled to learn that the company was planning to increase the salaries of their poorly paid employees in the U.S. Known for its cost-cutting approach and shrewd management methods, the…

Pay gap between managers and workers not so wide after all

A recent report stating CEO income 195 times that of average worker’s breaks basic rule of statistics

Pay gap between managers and workers not so wide after allTHIS CONTENT IS FREE to use in your publication or on your website. Download now. By Charles Lammam Hugh MacIntyre and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, BC, Jan 5, 2015/ Troy Media/ - A number of pundits and activists regularly claim CEOs are grossly overpaid compared to average workers. Their solution: raise taxes or…

The myth of income inequality

Capitalism lifts all boats

The myth of income inequalityVANCOUVER, BC, Jun 19, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Capitalism has been getting a lot of attention lately, not all of it favourable. Capitalism in the Twenty First Century, a recent book by the French economist Thomas Piketty, has often been compared to an earlier famous book, Capital, written by Karl Marx and released in 1867.…

The inequality debate takes a turn

A new study shows just how hard it is to prove there even is any

The inequality debate takes a turnTORONTO, ON, Jan 29, 2014/ Troy Media/ - If you’ve been following the inequality debate over the past several years, you’ll be aware of a new meme that’s crept into the discussion. Not only is income inequality undesirable in and of itself, but it also has detrimental effects on future generations. The hot piece of…
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