Enormous pressure will soon be placed on the world’s croplands as they are exchanged for human habitat. Mind boggling stuff, even without consideration of climate change!
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The more we look at this Strong Towns feature the more of a knockout it becomes. The author was part of a municipal financial data project in a US city recently. Part of the project’s output was a map of local costs and revenues. Check out the cost of those post-war ‘burbs for this fairly typical North American city, you’ll be amazed.
The real reason your city has no money
Well, it’s a wonder anyone can see Canada as a prosperous, progressive nation after findings like this come to light. It’s a wonder anyone can say work pays and will protect us from poverty here.
This kinda money and you could take a cab to work every day and eat at Red Lobster any time you wanted. What comes after this, Canada?
Either way, Happy Monday.
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Bad teeth and other oral health problems complicate the socio-economic progress of Ontarians, according to a new study.
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Major bank reports about the state of the economy are part of Canada’s information landscape and pretty much always have been. They are designed to tell us, in rationalized detail, where things are at. The reports set us up for what to expect from the major players in the country’s economic existence. This last one is a bit of a doozy, though. Most new jobs created in Canada since the 2009 recession have been part time. Last year, every single one was. Is this good?
Canada created lots of jobs last year. Almost all were part time: TD
The decline of manufacturing in the United States can now be seen as the source of a painful menace to public health.
As jobs left the US, suicides rose
The joys of human-made economic systems are locked in place structurally. Do you have a great job? No, how could you?
Fewer than 200 million worldwide have great jobs