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Politics by Numbers
How can we explain the continued government inaction in the face of the worst recession since the cod moratorium?
April 20, 2017
Politics by Numbers
Politics by Numbers: graphically raising issues.
Estimating the damage
What is actually being cut in this budget?
May 6, 2016
Is there a democratic alternative to austerity?
Other places have experimented with austerity, so we don't have to. Here's how Newfoundland and Labrador can avoid known mistakes and put itself on a…
April 2, 2016
Why TPP rhymes with refugee
What could a major new trade deal and the way the Harper Conservatives have chosen to handle the refugee crisis possibly have in common?
October 16, 2015
On a rock in a hard place: MUN and the Davis Budget
Properly funding and managing Memorial University are fundamental public policy issues and far too important to be left to senior administration or the provincial government.
May 19, 2015
Does Paul Davis represent a change for the Tories? A comparison of the language used by the provincial government with that of Davis during his…
September 20, 2014
A good news budget?
Two things worth knowing that you might not have heard about Thursday’s budget
March 29, 2014
Spending our way to more poverty
In 2006, Danny Williams declared poverty reduction a strategic priority for the province. Since then childhood poverty has risen 70%.
October 3, 2013
Art knows no borders
Why are there limitations on whose art can be procured?
June 12, 2012
Promoting gendered inequality
Five years ago, the Flaherty-Harper government introduced income splitting for pensions. Designed to benefit only higher income earners, in 2009, 84% of the people who…
March 8, 2012
Anatomy of a boom (Part 2)
If the boom has not led to a marked increase in inequality, the same cannot be said for government policies. They markedly increased our levels…
February 16, 2012
Anatomy of a boom (Part 1)
Between 2005 and 2009 assessed incomes in Newfoundland and Labrador increased by 49%. The boom we are experiencing is without precedent in Canadian history, but…
February 10, 2012
How is our 1% different?
Ownership of stocks, bonds, real estate and professional incomes set the 1% apart from the rest of us.
January 2, 2012