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Name  Patrick Basham

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Books  Diet Nation: Exposing the Obesity Crusade
Education  Carleton University, University of Houston

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Dr Patrick Basham is an adjunct scholar with the Cato Institute, and the founding Director (in 2006) of the Democracy Institute. Basham was previously the founding director of the Social Affairs Centre at the Canadian Fraser Institute, and formerly Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. He has published a number of books and contributed articles to a range of major US newspapers.


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Basham studied political science at Carleton University, the University of Houston and University of Cambridge, earning B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees respectively.


  • Butt Out! How Philip Morris Burned Ted Kennedy, the FDA & the Anti-Tobacco Movement, Democracy Institute, April 2009.
  • Diet Nation: Exposing the Obesity Crusade, by John Luik, Patrick Basham, and Gio Gori. Social Affairs Unit, December 2006.
  • Gambling with Our Future? The Costs and Benefits of Legalized Gambling, by Patrick Basham and Karen White. Christian Institute, 2002, 64pp
  • Sensible Solutions to the Urban Drug Problem, edited by Patrick Basham. Vancouver: Fraser Institute, 2001.
  • Environmentalism and the Market Economy: A Model for a Green Earth (with Dr Kenneth Basham). (1995).
  • He contributed to the 2004 book Iraq: Opposing Viewpoints, edited by David Haugen.

    In December 2005 Basham wrote an article for the Washington Times which praised the Canadian Conservative Stephen Harper as "pro-free trade, pro-Iraq war, anti-Kyoto and socially conservative". Harper publicly objected, saying that the description "greatly oversimplifies my positions." Harper went on to form a minority government after the January 2006 election.


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