Climate Change Economics From a Real Economist

Sat, 2006-11-25 19:40Richard Littlemore
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Climate Change Economics From a Real Economist

In an article entitled Mr. Corcoran, Meet Mr. Orwell, the Financial Post gives Simon Fraser University economist Mark Jaccard space to skewer its own editor, Terence Corcoran.

Jaccard makes all kinds of good sense arguing that a carbon tax would be the most effective way to begin to address the greenhouse gas problem. He also says that Corcoran's recent “diatribe (to the contrary) reminds me of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, with Mr. Corcoran as Minister of Truth - redefining concepts and rewriting history to accord with his opposition to reducing such greenhouse gas emissions as carbon dioxide.”

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Postmedia has struck a $316 million deal to buy 175 of Quebecor’s English-language newspapers, specialty publications and digital properties, including the Sun chain of papers, according to a report in the Globe and Mail this morning.

If it passes regulatory hurdles, the deal will mark a step further down the path of media concentration in Canada.

What does this mean for Canadians in practical terms?

In Calgary, for instance, the...

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