Economy

Money, economies and things of that nature.

The perfect storm of education finance

April 27, 2010 4 Comments »

My district finds itself in a bit of a pickle finance-wise this year.  Three factors have come together to create one of the toughest financial times this school district has faced. The first is inability to raise our own funds.  ... Read More »

Canada

February 8, 2009 1 Comment »

Interesting article on Canada’s relatively good position: http://www.newsweek.com/id/183670?from=rss.  The mortgage interest deductation v. homeowner percentage is notable Read More »

Very true

May 12, 2008 Comments Off on Very true

I thought that syndicated cartoonists had to produce their material a long time ahead of its publish date, but this Non-Sequitur cartoon is very topical Read More »

Nibbles

February 27, 2008 3 Comments »

Just little pieces of content for you right now: Good grief that’s a lot of money spent… Coyne rightly laughs at the “conservative” budget.  A TOE that isn’t superstring.  I still don’t understand it. Three independent games that could end ... Read More »

A snapshot of Canada

February 26, 2008 Comments Off on A snapshot of Canada

StatsCan provides tons of interesting facts and figures annually, and they have just released a report on 2006 (sidenote – would a private organization be able to process figures a little faster? Isn’t StatsCan always about 15 months behind?) Canadians ... Read More »

Tax relief

October 30, 2007 2 Comments »

Flaherty announced today that the GST will go down another percentage point starting January 1, 2008. This fulfills a 2006 election promise to lower the GST by 2% from 7% over a couple of years. Also cut were corporate tax ... Read More »

Too true

October 26, 2007 Comments Off on Too true

Read More »

More on parity

October 5, 2007 1 Comment »

Read More »

Parity

September 21, 2007 4 Comments »

So why, with the loonie at 100 cents US, are our book & magazine prices still $2-$3 more expensive in CDN than in USD? Also, I want to buy an iPod classic… in the US, it retails for $249 – ... Read More »

Tax reduction anyone?

June 14, 2007 1 Comment »

Statistics Canada says governments at all levels racked up a collective surplus of $29 billion in the fiscal year ending March 31, a billion more than in 2006. The governments together collected $603 billion and spent $575 billion, the report ... Read More »

Just a thought

June 11, 2007 Comments Off on Just a thought

With the loonie at $0.94 USD (and rising?), does it make sense to have separate prices on magazines and books Read More »

The Federal Budget – quit your complaining

March 20, 2007 Comments Off on The Federal Budget – quit your complaining

I realize that it is tradition to complain about federal budget, but I’m getting tired of people complaining. Let’s concede that it is a) not a perfect budget and b) not conservative enough. The Reform Party was not elected to ... Read More »