The Scott Ross: Canada Is R&D-ing A Decline, With Graphs

In 2006 Canada was spending 2% of its Gross Domestic Product on R&D. In 2012 it will spend just 1.69%. While a large portion of the decline is due to the business sector spending less on R&D, the current Conservative government has responded by cutting its own share of spending while also reducing incentives for ...

The Scott Ross: Canada’s Poverty of Poverty Measurement

It isn’t just astounding to the average Canadian that their country doesn’t have an official poverty line, it’s astounding that no one, including the major political parties, is doing anything about it. Below are excerpts from governments, organizations, and charities that highlight the need for Canada to finally create an official poverty line: “The poverty ...

DeSmogBlog: New Shill Gas Study Published by SUNY Buffalo Institute With Heavy Industry Ties

shutterstock_15465343.jpg When does a study on the unconventional shale gas industry become a "shill gas study"? The quick answer: when nearly everyone writing and peer reviewing it has close ties to the industry they're purportedly doing an "objective" study on. The newest kid on the block: a recent study published by SUNY Buffalo's Shale Resources and ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: God is not a statistician

Wow. 100,000 years of wow. Alltop is a standard deviant from the mean.