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Jasmin Guénette
Jasmin Guénette

Vice President of Operations

Jasmin Guénette is vice president of operations of the Montreal Economic Institute. Formerly, he served as director of academic programs at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He is primarily interested in public policy matters in Quebec and Canada, and in the ideas of personal and economic freedom. He is the author of a book and of many articles published in various newspapers as well as by the MEI. Mr. Guénette also produced and directed filmmakers for the production of short documentaries for the MEI. He was designated as an ambassador of the Université du Québec à Montréal in recognition of his contribution to the development of that school. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Liberal Studies, a non-partisan educational organization that teaches students about the classical liberal foundations of Canadian society and the application of classical liberal ideas to current issues and challenges.

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Huffington Post Québec, p. web
Poverty is constantly declining in the world.
1 March 2018March 1, 2018, p. web
The role of the private sector in the field of CHSLDs and rehabilitation centers.
16 February 2018February 16, 2018, p. web
The type of hospital care offered by the Quebec government.
5 February 2018February 5, 2018
Huffington Post, p. web
Why should Canada Post maintain its monopoly?
2 February 2018February 2, 2018, p. web
Portrait of economist Israel Kirzner.
24 January 2018January 24, 2018
Huffington Post Québec, p. web
Portrait of economist Israel Kirzner.
19 January 2018January 19, 2018
Huffington Post Québec, p. web
Review of the year in economics matters.
29 December 2017December 29, 2017, p. web
Quebec announces tax cuts.
4 December 2017December 4, 2017, p. web
Vices are big business for the government.
24 November 2017November 24, 2017, p. web
Obesity and a tax on sugary drinks.
30 October 2017October 30, 2017, p. web
Portrait of Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Peter J. Boettke.
28 October 2017October 28, 2017, p. web
Portrait of Economist Friedrich A. Hayek.
26 October 2017October 26, 2017, p. web
A new generation with old ideas on the federal political scene.
25 October 2017October 25, 2017, p. web
Portrait of economist Ludwig von Mises.
24 October 2017October 24, 2017
Economic Note showing how to reduce emergency room wait times with the help of private providers, in a system that remains open to all
Quebec’s Health Minister recently gave an ultimatum to the province’s hospitals such that emergency room stays could no longer exceed 24 hours. While our health system has failed for years to significantly reduce wait times, the performance of a Swedish hospital (the Saint Göran, a Stockholm hospital funded by the government and run by Capio, a private multinational company) should inspire decision-makers within our health care system.
17 October 2017October 17, 2017, p. web
Automation brings beneficial results.
17 October 2017October 17, 2017, p. web
The transformation of social programs into employment programs for civil servants.
13 September 2017September 13, 2017, p. web
Health care reforms.
1 September 2017September 1, 2017, p. web
Nicotine delivery methods and their risks.
31 August 2017August 31, 2017, p. web
When the State replaces the private sector.
18 August 2017August 18, 2017
The cost of the softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the United States.
14 August 2017August 14, 2017, p. web
Portrait of economist George Stigler (1911-1991).
24 July 2017July 24, 2017, p. web
Portrait of Professor of Economics and Philosophy Peter Boettke.
19 July 2017July 19, 2017

July 17, 2017 | 39 min. 50 sec. | Isabelle (98,5FM)

Interview (in French) with Jasmin Guénette, Vice President of Operations at the MEI, about centralized health care which has failed Quebec patients for too long.

Related Content: Viewpoint – Centralized Health Care: A Recipe That’s Doomed to Fail

17 July 2017July 17, 2017
Viewpoint explaining why it is impossible for bureaucrats at the head of a vast and complex organization to control everything in an efficient manner
For thirty years, the Quebec health care system has experienced multiple systemic problems, especially in terms of long emergency room wait times, and long delays for surgeries as well. Not only has the Health Department been unable to plan the long-term development of the system in such a way as to put an end to these problems once and for all; it also seems unable to allocate resources efficiently when the unexpected occurs. What is so different about the health care sector? And what can be done about it?
13 July 2017July 13, 2017
La Presse+, p. web
Quebecers and their health care system.
12 July 2017July 12, 2017, p. web
Portrait of Leonard Edward Read, founder of the Foundation for Economic Education.
6 July 2017July 6, 2017, p. web
The International Public Service Day.
4 July 2017July 4, 2017, p. web

The impact of large governments.

22 June 2017June 22, 2017, p. web

Portrait of economist Deirdre McCloskey.

20 June 2017June 20, 2017


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