Fraser Forum - January 2003: The Politics, Science, and Economics of Kyoto

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In this issue:

Classless Action
by Neil Seeman
The author proposes a solution to the expansive class-action litigation that is making federal liabilities rise.

Like Lipstick on a Pig… The Politics of Kyoto
by Barry Cooper
David Anderson might think we should put the debate over Kyoto behind us, but just who is going to pay for his commitments?

Kyoto Krazy
by Kenneth P. Green
The Kyoto Protocol is a poor idea that will generate a great deal of pain, but little or no gain, in terms of making the world safer.

Ontario Manufacturers Kept in the Dark on Kyoto
by Kimble F. Ainslie
By a 3:1 margin, survey respondents opposed early ratification of the Kyoto Protocol and did not understand the Prime Minister’s haste.

Emission Scenarios and Recent Global Warming Projections
by Ross McKitrick
This article explains why the current emission scenarios are almost certainly too high and ought to be revised as quickly as possible.

A Constitutional Firewall Against Kyoto
by Sylvia LeRoy
The federal government’s aggressive approach to ratification of the Kyoto Accord has given the constitutional firewall strategy new appeal.

Canada’s Unlikely Freedom Fighters
by Barry Cooper
Prairie farmers are fighting Canada’s secretive and powerful Wheat Board.

Weak Economic Freedom Haunts Canada
by Amela Karabegovic and Fred McMahon
A lack of economic freedom keeps Canadians poorer than necessary.

January Questions and Answers
by Niels Veldhuis
What are federal and provincial spending priorities?

Changing Fisheries Management for the Better
by Laura Jones
Management changes that have saved many of Canada’s smaller fisheries. Here is just one example.

The Concept of Social Exclusion
by Chris Sarlo
The social exclusion concept represents a dramatic break in the way we have traditionally understood the human predicament.

Extending Government Monopoly Health Care: The Romanow Report
by Nadeem Esmail and John R. Graham
Roy Romanow’s commission was a costly mistake that invites Canadians to wander into a 1960s socialist utopia that never existed.

The High Price of Natural Wealth
by Filip Palda
Natural resource abundance seems to be a curse for many nations.


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