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A Measured Opinion offers data-based views on social and political issues.

The truth about Ed

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The former Nalcor CEO has a history of misleading the public on cost overruns at Muskrat Falls. It’s time for an investigation.

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Budget thoughts on the eve of austerity

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Austerity is unavoidable. How do we minimize the damage?

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How to fix the deficit

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The province needs to cut spending and raise taxes. But by how much?

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What caused the deficit?

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Two words: Danny Williams.

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Dwight Ball promises to balance budget using magic

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A Liberal government would put an end to muggle mismanagement, saying a #StrongerTomorrow is possible with the power of make believe.

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Muskrat Falls is no longer the “least cost option”

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Was Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest expenditure ever a mistake?

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Puddister’s Preposterous Pedway Plan

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Politicians have fixated on a silly solution to a real problem.

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Looking back at a decade of PC tax cuts

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With the province reeling from a crash in oil prices and record budget deficits, we look back on a decade of tax cuts by the PC Government, and how much they cost.

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Most tar sands oil will stay in the ground, and Harper knows it

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Partisans criticising Linda McQuaig’s remarks are either ignorant or lying.

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Lower oil royalties expected to last a decade: Dept. of Finance

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Official government projections for provincial oil royalties look bleak. We must adjust to life after the boom.

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In defence of tax hikes

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No one likes it when taxes go up, but sometimes it’s for the best.

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Let’s raise taxes on the rich (Pt. 2)

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Economists from Memorial University have some ideas for changing the tax system in order to fight poverty.

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Let’s raise taxes on the rich

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Years of unaffordable tax breaks for rich people have contributed to a yawning budget deficit. It’s time to reverse course.

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Stop the killing: Fatal police shootings in Canada

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Too many people are killed by police in Canada. Here is what we should do to change that.

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The time for a carbon tax is now

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With oil prices falling and budget deficits growing, a carbon tax is the smartest way to deal with the province’s fiscal crisis.

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Right-sizing the House of Assembly

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A debate has erupted over how many seats should be elected to our legislature. What does a comparison with national trends tell us about the issue?

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Public sector jobs down 20 per cent over last two years

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In less than two years, the Newfoundland and Labrador public sector has shrunk by more than a fifth its size in late 2012. Where did all the jobs go?

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Just how bad are the new Muskrat Falls cost estimates?

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The price of electricity is going to rise even more than we thought

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4 simple ways #PCNL can save face

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The Progressive Conservatives have only one year left in power. Here is how they can avoid spending the next decade in the political wilderness.

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Quick guide to where the St. John’s election candidates stand

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Using data from the Indy’s questionnaire, we highlight candidates’ positions on polarizing issues.

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