Mathematical models are not crystal balls, but they can be useful tools for thinking about epidemics and for devising strategies to fight them.
We have some suggestions on how to pay for a boondoggle.
Is directly targeting offshore oil production the most effective way to fight climate change in NL? Or should we focus more energy on reducing local demand?
Recreational marijuana has been legal for nearly six months now. But between the wide variety of products on offer and the tendency of many people to react differently to the same drug, even experienced users can find legal cannabis daunting. (When they can find it at all, I mean.) This was the case when my prohibition-era pot supply ran out last week, and I was faced with my first foray into the legal market. But I did some research, checked out the local shops, and crowd-sourced opinions from friends and on Twitter to figure out what’s good in the wonderful world of legalized weed. Here’s what I found: What to Buy Top Shelf: Broken Coast is the best supplier by universal agreement. If it’s available at your local shop, it’s probably your best bet. They sell four varieties: Galiano: A sativa dominant hybrid called Northern Lights Haze. …
The former Nalcor CEO has a history of misleading the public on cost overruns at Muskrat Falls. It’s time for an investigation.
Austerity is unavoidable. How do we minimize the damage?
The province needs to cut spending and raise taxes. But by how much?
Two words: Danny Williams.
A Liberal government would put an end to muggle mismanagement, saying a #StrongerTomorrow is possible with the power of make believe.
Was Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest expenditure ever a mistake?
Politicians have fixated on a silly solution to a real problem.
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.
Partisans criticising Linda McQuaig’s remarks are either ignorant or lying.
Official government projections for provincial oil royalties look bleak. We must adjust to life after the boom.
No one likes it when taxes go up, but sometimes it’s for the best.
Economists from Memorial University have some ideas for changing the tax system in order to fight poverty.
Years of unaffordable tax breaks for rich people have contributed to a yawning budget deficit. It’s time to reverse course.
Too many people are killed by police in Canada. Here is what we should do to change that.
With oil prices falling and budget deficits growing, a carbon tax is the smartest way to deal with the province’s fiscal crisis.
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?