Welcome new graduate students!
Yesterday, Frank Atkins and I made teaching and research assistant assignments for our graduate students. In doing so, I am reminded of the lessons taught by the Simpsons on graduate education.
Canadian Income Inequality on the Rise
A recent report from the Conference Board of Canada has found that income inequality in Canada has increased over the last 20 years (see the video on the page). The general argument is that increased trade in commodities boosted the Canadian economy to the primary benefit of those in the upper quintiles of the income distribution. -By rob on 2013-01-11
Addiction, Stress and Poverty
Last term, I taught Economics 349 "The Economics of Social Problems." In that class we discuss a host of topics, including the inter-relation between stress and addictions (and how these relations are potentially magnified among the poor). Today's episode of Democracy Now features Dr. Gabor Mate discussing many of these issues. Dr.-By rob on 2013-01-11
Take Back Your Vacations
I was forwarded this by and old friend of mine who thought that I, as an economist, would appreciate it. With summer and vacation season upon us, I thought it was worth sharing.