29 episodes

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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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.

    Measuring Morality: how brain chemistry proves natural empathy

    Measuring Morality: how brain chemistry proves natural empathy

    Professor at Claremont Graduate University, economics and neuroscience expert and senior fellow with the Fraser Institute, Paul Zak, joins me this week to discuss the relationship between empathy and brain chemistry, which proves Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, and how as a consequence these ideas are embedded in civilizations. We even get into how exactly morality is measured in the brain, and how it connects to operating in society.

     
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    What's On the Horizon: how society can maintain health with technology

    What's On the Horizon: how society can maintain health with technology

    Best-selling author of 100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, from Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith, founder of 100 Plus Capital, Chair of the Alliance for Longevity Initiatives, and senior fellow with the Fraser Institute, Sonia Arrison, joins me this week to discuss maintaining health with technological advancements, and the policy implications that naturally follow. We even get into what the future holds for the convergence of biology and technology.
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    • 57 min
    Justifying the Means?: Brian Peckford on Mandates in Canada

    Justifying the Means?: Brian Peckford on Mandates in Canada

    Former Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the last surviving signatory of the Charter, the Hon. Brian Peckford, joins me this week to discuss the history of the province, his now third trip to the Supreme Court of Canada, and the potential fallout from vaccine mandates. We even get into the nuances of the Constitution of Canada and what COVID has meant for charter rights.
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    The Non-Compete Cause: Supply Management in Canada

    The Non-Compete Cause: Supply Management in Canada

    Associate professor of economics at the University of Lethbridge and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, Danny Le Roy, joins me this week to discuss the politics and economics of the dairy industry and agriculture in Canada, specifically how supply management works. We even get into who the real winners and losers are under this model.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Start ups & Hang ups: Crowdsourcing in Canada

    Start ups & Hang ups: Crowdsourcing in Canada

    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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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Conservation, Preservation, and Motivation: Earth Day and Free-Market Approaches to the Environment

    Conservation, Preservation, and Motivation: Earth Day and Free-Market Approaches to the Environment

    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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    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Reid Baker ,

Danielle and Fraser Institute Thank You

Excellent review on poverty and what it actually is. The depth of the discussion is a reminder of Danielle’s depth as an interviewer and host. I loved you as a broadcaster and I love your intellect as a podcaster.

George Giroux ,

Thoughtful

Always great questions and a well thought out interviewer.

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