Entries by David Gratzer from 11/2011

More Than 7 Billion Served: The Case for Optimism

| Posted 11.15.2011 | Canada

There are more people in the world, yet we are collectively more free and prosperous. Global cooling and the viral Armageddon never happened. Communism ended, liberating Eastern Europe, all without a shot fired. Even the average IQ is -- amazingly -- trending up. The data is good. Really good.

Is the Liberal Party Dead?

| Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Politics

"Liberals have finally met their Armageddon. Get used to it." So writes veteran journalist Peter Newman in his forthcoming book on the Liberal Party of Canada.

Shattering Canadian Health Care's Conventional Wisdom

| Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada Politics

There is no single reform that is going to make medicare work better. But there is a general approach that would be useful. And that alternative approach recognizes the limitations of centralized planning and the need to allow more private money and leadership into the system.

Note to Our Ministers of Health: The World Is Fat

| Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada Politics

Here's the paradox in modern health care: medicine has never been better, but we seem to be getting collectively less healthy. Obesity rates continue to rise dramatically: One in four Canadians are overweight and among the heaviest of the Western world.