Lack of bias an admission of intellectual poverty

The notion that anyone can be completely unbiased is a benevolent fiction

Lack of bias an admission of intellectual povertyHALIFAX, N.S. Aug. 22, 2016/ Troy Media/ - A recent editorial in the Prince Edward Island Journal-Pioneer has resurrected the old boogeyman of bias at Canadian research institutes, including the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. The editorial was inspired by a New York Times article, which called into question the Brookings Institution, one of the…

New Brunswick sinking further into debt

New Brunswick needs a long-term strategy for growth and a reform of its spending model if it is to reverse course

New Brunswick sinking further into debt//  new  brunswick [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/new-brunswick-sinking-further-into-debt/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on the New Brunswick budget [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] HALIFAX, N.S. Feb 8, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The recent New Brunswick budget shows that a series of tax increases and modest spending measures to tackle the province's dire fiscal situation…

Atlantic Canada facing an economic crisis

The level of support from other regions of the country has created a dangerous sense of entitlement

Atlantic Canada facing an economic crisis//  atlantic canada  atlantic canada [popup url="link here" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/atlantic-canada/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Atlantic Canada[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/equalization/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]equalization[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] By David MacKinnon and Marco Navarro-Genie Atlantic Institute for Market Studies HALIFAX, N.S. Jan. 27, 2016/ Troy Media/ - A time of…

Healthcare reform needs citizens’ voice

Even those who are health literate are stymied because information about the potential benefits and harms of care is difficult to find

Healthcare reform needs citizens’ voiceDownload this column on healthcare reform for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use By Jeff Collins David Zitner and Marco Navarro-Genie Atlantic Institute for Market Studies HALIFAX, NS, Aug 16, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Canadians want better healthcare, but participation in health system reform is difficult. Ordinary citizens and governments are…

Market-based pricing for bandwidth best reflects consumption

Pricing based on usage also contributes to conservation and fosters innovation

Market-based pricing for bandwidth best reflects consumptionDownload this column on market-based pricing for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use HALIFAX, NS Aug 10, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil recently chastised a local company about the pricing of bandwidth in a rural part of the province, claiming the company should not charge for services…

Atlantic Canada can learn a thing or two from Alberta

Lessons from Alberta’s experience with natural resource revenue

Atlantic Canada can learn a thing or two from AlbertaDownload this column for your publication or website. FREE By Robert Roach Jeff Collins and Marco Navarro-Genie Atlantic Institute for Market Studies CALGARY, AB, and HALIFAX, NS Jun 10, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The recent drop in oil prices is an opportunity in disguise for Newfoundland and Labrador (and Atlantic Canada more generally). It’s an…

Before outlawing round doorknobs, think of the kids

The vast majority of knobs available tend to be quite dangerous to at-risk children

Before outlawing round doorknobs, think of the kidsHALIFAX, NS, Jan 17, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Vancouver’s recently passed legislation outlawing round doorknobs for new construction, favouring protruding levers instead, seems enlightened and compassionate toward those with limited manual dexterity such as the elderly. Perhaps less impressive is the ideological motivation of progress. For some, the thought of being “ahead of their time”…

Cutting red tape initiatives often lead to make-work projects for bureaucrats

Cutting red tape initiatives often lead to make-work projects for bureaucratsJanuary 29, 2013 By Amanda Achtman and Marco Navarro-Genie The Frontier Centre for Public Policy CALGARY, AB, Jan. 29, 2013/ Troy Media/ - The law of unintended consequences is becoming manifest in initiatives seeking to make government more efficient, more responsive, and more accountable. Recently the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). an advocate for…