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May 15, 2018 13 tweets 3 min read
I asked @DanDoctoroff today at… what Sidewalk Labs' business model was? How did they plan to make money here?
His answer(s):
#cdnecon There are five potential sources of revenue for Sidewalk Labs:
1. One will be potentially from development, Sidewalk Labs as "master-enabler, but our role in vertical will be limited. We want to demonstrate *others* can make money". /2
May 4, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
Hey everybody this chart is great news on two fronts:
1) only 12.1% of Canada's 15-29 year olds are not working, in school or training. We can do better, but we're better than most of OECD's 36 nations.
2) this number was 16.6% 5 days ago. Shocking. Here's what happened next /2 It seemed high given we were 9th worst out of 36 countries. @AlexUsherHESA pointed out relatively high PSE enrolments and relatively low unemployment made it seem odd.
StatCan doesn't publish data series on the category. 1 monograph here:… /3
Apr 21, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
Canada is the 10th largest economy in the world, with a fraction of the other economies' populations.
We can build whatever kind of world we want.
#cdnecon Pharmacare? Child care/early childhood education? Dental care? Post-secondary education? Housing? Public transit? Legal aid? Access to hi speed internet? Basic income?
We can improve any dimension of our lives we choose.
Mar 15, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
Dear any political party
Don't bother preaching tax cuts, debt-reduction through service cuts, as the fast-track to the future or a path to prosperity.
We've had a quarter century social experiment with that.
We're done with that fiscal fantasy.
#GenderResponsiveBudgets If you're keen on debt reduction, grow the economy.
If you want more growth, support for women > trade or biz investment.
Women's estimated potential impact on growth (with supports) $150B by 2026. Trade's ~$12B by 2040.
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#cdnecon #cdnpoli #onpoli
Dec 1, 2017 17 tweets 6 min read
Businesses raise their prices *without* the minimum wage going up allathetime! #cdnecon Exhibit A: Tim Horton's raised the price of a cup of coffee in
2011 by 7¢ ("rising prices of coffee beans")
2014 by 10¢ ("rising operations costs", with coffee bean prices and, oh yah, costs of [$11B] Burger King deal identified)
August 2017 by 10¢ ("rising operations costs")