What follow is a guest blog post from Glenn Burley:
If Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and professional fields like medicine, law, and dentistry are the so-called golden ticket to a good job in today’s labour market, what does that say about the current and future health of our economy?
The myth of . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: The Myth of STEM Degrees: STEM as the Canary in the Coal Mine
Andrew Duffy, in an article syndicated by Postmedia, made the logical equivalent of mixing metaphors when he used the Canada Health Act (CHA) to legitimize the use of private clinics. The result, as with mixed metaphors, is a “head-scratching” argument in favour of Centric’s takeover of the Shouldice Clinic.
Duffy uses a confidential government manual . . . → Read More: False positive: private profit in Canada’s health care: Canada Health Act used in Zombie Defence of For-Profit Health Care
This September, like every year, a new group of high school graduates headed to college or university to pursue higher education. But today’s generation of students is in for a very different experience from the ones their parents had.
On campuses across the country shiny new buildings are popping up, bearing corporate logos or the . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Time to Rethink The Way We Fund Higher Education
Canadians are penniless.
Love the penny. Hate the penny.
Regardless of your feelings on the penny… sure, the penny’s days were numbered, but now that the penny is on its way out, I have a few questions and comments.
What of caSh only businesses? What of consumers? And, what of this rounding bullshit?
. . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Canadians are penniless!
I have an opinion piece out on the City of Ottawa’s universal, student transit pass–also known as “the U-Pass.” Points raised in the op-ed include the following:
-U-Pass programs exist for roughly 30 universities and colleges across Canada.
-For a U-Pass program to be introduced, students typically must vote in favour of the program in . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: The Universal Student Transit Pass
Newly-released data indicate that student debt is rising amongst new physicians in Canada. In 2010, 23 percent of medical residents surveyed estimated having more than $120,000 in education-related debt upon completion of their residency traning (as compared with just 17 percent in 2007). (Note: across Canada, average tuition fees for medical students amount to just over $10,000 a year.) This appears […] . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Student Debt Rising Amongst New Physicians