Fraser Institute

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    New freedom ranking: North Carolina slipping but still admirable within national decline

    Of all American states and Canadian provinces, North Carolina is the 10th freest economically—9th within the United States. That’s according to the Fraser Institute‘s 2011 Economic Freedom of North America 90-page report, which assesses each political unit according to size of government expenditure, tax burden, and…
    Fergus Hodgson, December 20, 2011
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    America’s free fall in economic freedom

    How did Canada get to be economically freer than the United States, at least according to two credible measures? That’s right, both the Heritage Foundation and the Fraser Institute place the United States in that position, falling from the world’s top ten freest nations (even lower…
    Fergus Hodgson, October 28, 2011
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    Oh the shame: Even Britain rated freer than the land of the free

    Yesterday’s appalling “Economic Freedom of the World” outcome ought to be painful for Americans with any pride in the tradition of liberty in this country. The Fraser Institute, a free market policy institute from Canada, has just released an extensive analysis of international freedom, and they find the United…
    Fergus Hodgson, September 21, 2011
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    Canada is Conservative

    Yes, there was an election in Canada and Conservatives won big.  Conservative Stephen Harper was re-elected prime minister and his party won 167 seats.  The NDP [New Democratic Party] gained 102, Liberals won 34, the Bloc Québécois scored four, and the Green Party squeaked out one.  It was a humiliating defeat…
    Terry Stoops, May 3, 2011