Fraser Forum - March/April 2012: The Iron Lady - Why Margaret Thatcher mattered

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In this issue:

Opportunity for real reform
by Mark Rovere
Is it the right time to make changes to Canada’s current health care system?

BC welfare levels are adequate
by Niels Veldhuis, Amela Karabegovic, and Milagros Palacios
British Columbian welfare recipients are receiving enough to cover their basic needs.

A municipal auditor general is not a panacea for local government waste
by Niels Veldhuis and Charles Lammam
Creating an Auditor General for Local Government position in BC will help find wasteful spending but more could be done.

Determinants of charitable giving: A review of the literature
by Charles Lammam and Nachum Gabler
What makes an individual more likely to donate to charities?

The Iron Lady for a new generation: Why Margaret Thatcher mattered
by Mark Milke
Margaret Thatcher has a strong legacy of making important public policy decisions. In the wake of the new film, The Iron Lady, we take a look at why her years in office were important to both Britain and the world.

The costs and affordability of Canadian auto insurance in 2011: Private versus public provision
by Neil Mohindra, Emrul Hasan, and Nachum Gabler
Both public and private auto insurance exists throughout Canada; but which is better for the consumer?

Regulation review: The state of air quality in Canada
by Joel Wood
Despite what many environmental organizations might have you believe, air quality in Canada is improving.

How western civilization prospered
by Mark Milke
A review of Niall Ferguson’s latest book, Civilization: The West and the Rest.

Pareto’s Republic and the New Science of Peace
by Filip Palda
An excerpt from Fraser Institute Senior Fellow Filip Palda’s new book, Pareto’s Republic and the New Science of Peace.

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