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The case against the Uber economy

I was in Toronto earlier this year, and I caught a cab to Union Station. I don’t live in a big city, and I have a car, so I don’t spend a lot of time in taxis. The driver seemed nice enough; he asked...
Nathan Phillips Square (post construction)

Why local politics matters

Very few people know who their local councilors are and fewer still take an active interest in local politics. Most Canadians tend to see municipal politics as a sort of administrative affair – fixin...
Communist party meets to discuss opening of the “communist/capitalist” market / SCMP

China’s economic slowdown

After three decades of skyrocketing double digit economic growth, it seems that the Chinese economy may finally be slowing down. According to the Irish Times, “Gross domestic product growth fell to a...