Fraser Institute invites journalists to learn more about its brand of economics - 2016-01-07
The Fraser Institute recently sent an invitation to journalists offering full bursaries, which cover the cost of travel, meals, and accommodation. The registration deadline is January 18.
Few, if any, of those who enroll will have read adjunct SFU communications professor Donald Gutstein's 2014 book, Harperism: How Stephen Harper and His Think Tank Colleagues Have Transformed Canada. In it, he exposed how Hayek and his acolytes promoted the growth of public-policy research institutes to advance a right-wing agenda.
Fraser Institute economists have in the past been vigorous opponents of a minimum wage and rent controls. Gutstein noted in his book that Hayek asserted that society "must live with inequality because government intervention to reduce it will make things worse".