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Fraser Institute marks Earth Day by publishing its dumbest report yet

What is the secret to cleaner air? According to the Fraser Institute’s latest study, the answer is economic freedom — or the absence of government meddling. The right wing think tank’s latest contribution to the corpus of human knowledge, released on Earth Day, purports to have discovered that “air pollution declines as economic freedom rises.” Except, if […]

April 22, 2014

What is the secret to cleaner air?

According to the Fraser Institute’s latest study, the answer is economic freedom — or the absence of government meddling.

The right wing think tank’s latest contribution to the corpus of human knowledge, released on Earth Day, purports to have discovered that “air pollution declines as economic freedom rises.” Except, if you actually bother to read the report, they admit this claim includes a big asterisk.

The institute set out to see if there was a…