Investing in Ontario’s future (or not)

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

11 August 2012
Preliminary 2011 data show Canadian businesses investing more per worker than the OECD average — 102 cents per dollar across the group … “Ontario … continues a long-term slide. After getting 77 cents of new investment for every dollar invested across the OECD in the early 2000s (65 against the United States) and 72 in the late 2000s (63 against the United States), Ontario workers may get a mere 70 in 2012 (and only 60 against the United States).”

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The dynamics of U.S. poverty

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

July 7, 2010
America suffers much more child poverty than do comparably wealthy countries – Germany, France, Canada, etc. – for two main reasons: * Our much higher levels of immigration and especially unskilled immigration, which continually add to the population of poor in this country. * Our much lower levels of social spending, which mean that poor families receive far less social support than do poor families in other countries… American freedom and individualism are important national values to be celebrated and defended. But let’s not flatter ourselves: Those values exact a social cost – and they would be easier to defend if the cost were less high.

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