November 1, 2013

Join the fray

In North America…academic economists as public intellectuals…have declined in recent decades. Beginning in the 1970s, PhD students in economics understood that, in order to be successful in their discipline,...

November 1, 2013

Get better data

The article is thought-provoking and draws out some important and interesting facts about the declining attention of Canadian economists to Canadian topics. My response is coloured by my own...

November 1, 2013

No crisis

This report raises three questions for me. First, is this an issue? Second, why is this happening? And third, what if anything can be done about it? Emery, Simpson...

November 1, 2013

L’axe identitaire

En septembre 2012, le Parti québécois a gagné les élections avec moins du tiers des voix (31,95 p. 100, contre 31,20 p. 100 pour le Parti libéral). Après des...

November 1, 2013

Free the Cities!

Too much recent news from cities has been about corruption and other unseemly scandals. But the uncovering of sickness at the top of the municipal political chain threatens to...

November 1, 2013

The wisdom of crowds

A couple of years ago, as the Internet Goliath continued to drain news consumers away from newspapers and television, old media’s desperation to find a way to fight back...