Danielle Smith's Fraser Forum

Danielle Smith's Fraser Forum

Danielle Smith is back in the saddle hosting Canada's premier public policy podcast. An initiative of the Fraser Institute, Canada's top think tank, Danielle explores the economy, the environment, health care, government policy, and lots more with in-depth interviews with leading experts from around the world.

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May 6, 2022 71 min

De Santis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Florida Atlantic University and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, Douglas Cumming, joins me this week to discuss all the different means of crowdsourcing and entrepreneurship. We even get into how Canada differs from the States in this department.

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Research fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, Holly Fretwell, joins me this week in honour of Earth Day to discuss free market approaches to conservation. We even get into the surprising but effective ways property rights and the environment work hand-in-hand. 

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Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University, the director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center, and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, Peter J. Boettke, joins me this week to discuss the politics and economics of the Soviet Union, and how they eventually shifted to more open markets. We even...

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Professor emeritus at Simon Fraser University and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, Gary Mauser,  joins me this week to discuss  gun policy in Canada, specifically Ottawa's 'buy-back' program. We even get into different firearm classifications and what exactly is meant by 'assault-style' weapons.

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Associate director of education policy at the Fraser Institute, Paige MacPherson, joins me this week to discuss school choice in Canada, the growing popularity of learning pods, and the impact COVID has had on educational outcomes. We even get into how many parents are beginning to rethink the public education model.

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Professor of law at Queen's University and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, Bruce Pardy, joins me this week to talk discuss judicial activism, negative and positive rights, as well as law in theory vs. law in practice. We even get into the role of the Charter during Covid.

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Professor of economics at the department of economics and business at Colorado College and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, Kristina Acri, joins me this week to discuss pharmaceutical economics and the role intellectual property plays in the pharmaceutical industry. We even get into the pros and cons of pharmaceutical IP, both in the long and short-term.

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Research professor in the School of Engineering, Design and Computing at the University of Colorado-Denver, co-director of the Institute for Regulatory Law & Economics, and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, Lynne Kiesling, joins me this week to talk about the role electricity markets play in incentivizing business and the multifaceted policy implications that come with them. We even discuss the famed "War of the Curren...

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Professor emeritus (economics) at Nipissing University and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, Christopher Sarlo, joins me this week to talk about the Canada Child Benefit (CCB), as well as poverty and inequality in Canada. We even discuss the value of the poverty line.

 

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Professor of economics and former economics department chair at George Mason University,  and senior fellow with the Fraser Institute, Don Boudreaux, joins me this week to discuss the minimum wage, the morality behind the concept, and both the intended and unintended consequences. We even discuss the differences between minimum wage in Canada and the US.

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Resident Scholar at the Fraser Institute, Steven Globerman, joins me this week to discuss productivity, the 4-day work week, and the outlook for inflation in Canada. We even discuss how productivity should best be measured to optimize profit and employee preference.

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Senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, Kenneth Green, joins me this week to discuss the issue of modelling in public policy, and how people often carry errors through reliance on particular models. We even get into regulation, carbon taxes, and environmental economics.

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Instructor of economics at Texas Christian University, senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, and author of Fraser's Impact of Economic Freedom And Women’s Well-Being report, Rosemarie Fike, joins me this week to discuss the role economic freedom plays in women's welfare across the globe, and how well-intended policy often boils down to symptomatic treatment rather than holistic solutions. We even discuss the gender wage ga...

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Associate professor of geography at the University of Toronto?and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, Pierre Desrochers, joins me this week to discuss environmentalism, free market policy alternatives, and the local food movement.?We even get into?fossil fuel divestment campaigns in universities.

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Senior fellow at the Fraser Institute and former policy analyst at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, Joseph Quesnel,  joins me this week to discuss aboriginal entrepreneurship and the relationship between Indigenous autonomy, reconciliation, and the government of Canada. 

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Former chief economic analyst for Statistics Canada and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, Philip Cross, joins me this week to discuss the relationship between minimum wage and poverty rates, and the state of markets in Canada. We even discuss the impact, and costs, of a wealth tax in Canada.

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Research fellow at the Independent Institute, senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, acclaimed author and economist, Robert Murphy, joins me this week to discuss climate policy, and just how natural disasters are measured in Canada and across the globe. We even discuss energy markets and carbon taxes, and what's the most effective path forward relative to the country's needs.

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Professor emeritus of political science and distinguished fellow at the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy, chair of aboriginal futures at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, Tom Flanagan, joins me this week to discuss Aboriginal well-being and how many well-intended policies end up impeding the communities they aim to help. We even discuss government expenditures and t...

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Education expert, senior fellow with the Fraser Institute, and professor emeritus at Western University, Derek J. Allison, shares his views on educational choice, or lack thereof, in Ontario and Canada more broadly. We explore the negative outcomes for students and parents alike, and even compare the school choice models adopted by Canada's neighbours.

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Fraser Institute senior fellow and professor of economics at George Mason University, Vincent Geloso, dives into the specifics of Quebec's experience with subsidized daycare to answer an important question: is this a flawed policy model? We also discuss the impact on mothers, children, daycare business models, and who winds up shouldering the burden.

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