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In Vancouver, residents not only pay higher taxi prices compared to most other Canadian cites, but they also pay considerably higher prices when compared to the U.S.

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Naomi Klein’s anti-capitalist vision for the future may allow for only a few lucky high-flyers.


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Today, the Alberta government is hiking the minimum wage from $10.20 to $11.20, as part of its plan to raise the rate to $15 per hour by 2018.


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People make decisions every day based on the costs they perceive and the benefits they expect from individual actions.

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8:54AM
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Among OECD countries (including Canada), there’s a lot of diversity in growth numbers, but little variation in consumer confidence.

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Individual workers—on their own or working together—may find it difficult and costly to organize a decertification drive.


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While all three party leaders tried to assure us that they are best able to guide us through an uncertain economic world, all missed the fundamental point that Canada is a small open economy.


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Allowing workers to bargain independently from the union would help limit the problem of free-riding while not forcing workers to join a union and pay dues.


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Despite the potential for increased worker choice to benefit workers, opponents often raise three objections as reason not to pursue such reform.

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These days, we economists tend to be very optimistic about the future, certainly compared to the ghastly visions of environmentalists and others.


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