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Don Cayo: Economists take a wait-and-see attitude to B.C.’s forecast

November 17, 2012

Thomas Carlyle famously dubbed economics the dismal science, but watching a dozen economists dole out budget-making advice to Finance Minister Mike de Jong on Friday I noticed that not only was the exercise not entirely dismal, it was also not really science. It seems to have at least as much in common with fortune-telling The [...]

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Don Cayo: Economists take a wait-and-see attitude to B.C.’s forecast

November 17, 2012

Thomas Carlyle famously dubbed economics the dismal science, but watching a dozen economists dole out budget-making advice to Finance Minister Mike de Jong on Friday I noticed that not only was the exercise not entirely dismal, it was also not really science. It seems to have at least as much in common with fortune-telling The [...]

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Tax debate: roll back versus increase

November 6, 2012
Tax debate: roll back versus increase

B.C.’s Environment Minister says the Opposition’s carbon and corporate tax plan would lead the province down an old, bad road. Terry Lake takes issue with the NDP saying it would “roll back” corporate taxes if elected.  He says they should call it what it would be: an increase, like B.C. saw in the 90s, with dire consequences. [...]

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Mahler’s sublime Fourth Symphony

October 27, 2012

Mozart and Mahler were paired at the first of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Chan Centre series concerts, now going by the brand “Classical Traditions.” Friday’s concert was exceptional by any standard but, perplexingly, poorly attended. Since the economics of performing Mahler’s work invariably reduce down to a “big works require big spaces” business model, any [...]

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Marc Lee: B.C.’s Natural Gas Strategy is bad economics and bad for the climate

October 23, 2012

Alas, this story is too good to be true. The Georgia Straight – News And Views

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