ParliamANT Hill: CanadiAnt economy’s surprise weak start to 2014 blamed on bad winter

Inspired by these headlines: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-economy-starts-2014-with-weak-gdp-gain-1.2659284 http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/28/3442208/meteorologists-climate-change/

Things Are Good: Economists: Reduce Time Spent Working

Since roughly the end of the 70s productivity at workplaces has increased yet wages have stagnated (except for the top 1%) meaning that we are relatively worse off than before. All one has to do is look at the graph below to get the basic idea of this global issue. With this in mind, it’s ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Economics 101

My economics professor told the following joke in class, so you know some of them have a sense of humor and understand theirs is a dismal science: A physicist, a chemist and an economist are stranded on an island, with … Continue reading →