Where there is too much, something is missing

Where there is too much, something is missing

When I was an economics student many years ago, the last living student of John Maynard Keynes and noted economist Joan Robinson gave a lecture to a packed hall.  During the question period, one smart aleck student asked, “Why should anyone study economics?”  After a prolonged pause, her answer was simple, “So you know when […]

Sometimes it’s just not enough to heal the body

Sometimes it’s just not enough to heal the body

The Canadian baby boom years are different
from the U.S.

The Canadian baby boom years are different <br>from the U.S.

As a retired demographer, I do indeed tire of the endless articles in the Canadian press that either just quote U.S.-based stories about the baby boom or make the incorrect assumption that the Canadian baby boom mirrored that south of the border.

Why one of Canada’s big banks is calling for greater income equality

Why one of Canada’s big banks is calling for greater income equality

A moneylender sees the light, discovering a spirit of giving and generosity. It’s a classic Christmas tale of redemption — and redistribution — but this year the convert in question appears to be one of Canada’s biggest banks.