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    Economic Freedom: The Key to Making Our Prosperity Enduring

    The President asserted during a major speech in January: “One of the greatest contributions the United States can make to the world is to promote freedom,” he said. “A creative, competitive America is the answer to a changing world, not trade wars that would close doors, create greater barriers and … More

    The U.S. Isn't as Free as It Used to Be

    The United States is losing ground to its major competitors in the global marketplace, according to the 2010 Index of Economic Freedom released today by the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. This year, of the world’s 20 largest economies, the U.S. suffered the largest drop in overall economic … More

    But Where Will Americans Go When We Have Canadian Style Health Care?

    According to new polling by Gallup done after President Barack Obama’s health care address, six in ten Americans say Obama’s proposal, if enacted, would not achieve his goals of expanding coverage to nearly all Americans without raising taxes on the middle class or lowering the quality of health care. President … More

    How's That Government-run Health Care Working Out Canada?

    Last week we passed along the news that the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority is considering cutting more than 6,000 surgeries to make up for a $200 million budget shortfall. British Columbia Medical Association president Dr. Brian Brodie called the proposed surgical cuts “a nightmare.” Unsurprisingly, the collapse of Canda’s government-run … More

    How's That Government Run Health Care Working Out Canada?

    The Vancouver Sun reports: Vancouver patients needing neurosurgery, treatment for vascular diseases and other medically necessary procedures can expect to wait longer for care, NDP health critic Adrian Dix said Monday. Dix said a Vancouver Coastal Health Authority document shows it is considering chopping more than 6,000 surgeries in an … More

    Video: Undercover in Canadian Health Care

    This Pajamas TV video is on the longer side, but it’s a must-see for those following the health care debate. Watch as Steven Crowder goes undercover deep inside the Canadian socialized health care bureaucracy. He comes out relatively unscathed, though completely untreated for what he went in for. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2jijuj1ysw[/youtube]

    Where Will Americans Go If We Adopt Government-Run Health Care?

    University of Michigan Flint economics and finance professor Mark Perry flags the following story in the Windsor Star: Between April 2007 and April of this year, 55 Ontario patients have been referred to Roswell Park in Buffalo, NY to receive IL-2 treatments for stage IV melanoma, and four patients were … More

    Buy Canadian

    Considering how Big Labor has been forcing our government to treat them, the only surprise is that this didn’t happen sooner: WHISTLER, B.C. — Canadian mayors have ended their annual conference with a renewed call to shut out U.S. bidders from municipal stimulus spending. Mayors narrowly passed a resolution saying … More

    Tax Freedom Day Video: We are Never Really Free

    Tax Freedom Day is the day in the year when we have earned enough income to pay our total tax bill for the year. It is a simple way to illustrate the cost of government and can be applied to countries around the world. In the U.S., according to the … More

    The Great Right North

    Instead of emulating California, maybe we should look north. The Cato Institute notes: Long derided by American conservatives as “socialist” and praised by the left for its generous government spending, Canada is casting off those stereotypes. Over the past few years, while U.S. politicians presided over huge increases in spending … More