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Dean to dept head:"The Minister is visiting next week with a delegation from the THE. Time to clean up. I hear about a guy you have that is "thinking" about what would happen if a man were sitting on ray of light and opened his flashlight. Fire that Einstein guy!"
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How many of those who did not wish to return knew they would be killed and were with the full support of the well-meaning progressive left?
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Today, the Supreme Court of Canada said that (in regard to AB and SK), the 3rd group to have arrived (in the second immigrant wave) can tell the others that their languages have essentially no right to be used (in provincial matters)... When you arrive, after and before whom and when have strong implications for your status.
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Nick: Parliament were set up to collect real resources and allocate them. Helicopter money is merely a simple (though powerful) way of inducing people to use unallocated resources. As long as the populace (and the elites) is uneducated, you're unfortunately right...
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In the 60's, demographers saw falling life expectancy in the USSR a a warning sign of impending catastrophe. Europeans were ignored, Soviet ones were punished. Andrei Amalrik "Will the Soviet Union survive in 1984?" http://www2.stetson.edu/~psteeves/classes/amalrik1.html
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Yep. Statscan can measure producers surplus somewhat acurately (profits) is incapable of calculating consumer surplus as it is currently unknowable. (As is the value of extra weeks of vacations bu Europeans whom Americans deem poorer in view of GDP data.)
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Given that Duceppe seeks followers only in french QC (in the West Island and ROC, if you could be an anti-follower, I am sure he would get some), the 86000 translate into almost 350K. Given that Twitter is less popular among francos than anglos, I just wonder what it might mean...
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Dress codes can adapt. I remember, in te late 70's, working in the Québec civil service. A lot of men came working in short ( a suit kept in reserve if a sudden meeting with a deputy minister was called though most of them were on vacation). Early 80's, as a business reporter, it was very casual (long trousers but no tie.)
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I assume identical technologies. There is no "uniquely mexican " way to make anything industrial.
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According to Stolpers-Samuelson, unqualified labor should earn relatively less in Mexico and try to move north, which it does. Qualified labor should be payed less in the US and try to move south, which it doesn't.
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A few comments : 1)for most provinces, net transfer are almost witin rounding errors ( so much for the arguments that without the federal Québec would be argh! Greece!) 2) for the physically large provinces, the total figures hide a large disparity between regions. At the top of my head and being on vacations, for example many Montréal suburbs and the Québec City area are probably net contributor while a good part of the eastern Island of Montréal and Bas-St-Laurent and Gaspésie are big recipients. 3) Provincial boundaries are mostly artificial. Lloydminster(AB) has always been a contributor (as part of AB, I don't know enough about its local economy to compute its net contribution) Until recently, Lloydminster (SK) has been a net recipient and has recently moved to net contributor (same caveat about the computation). Move the arbitrarily drawn boundary by a few kilometers and everything change ( Lloydminster AB moves from makers to takers.). Draw AB and SK along an east-west line like the two Dakotas instead of the current one and Calgary is a insignificant agricultural regional town while North Battleford boast of its new daily non-stop flight to Beijing, befitting its well-earned god-ordained status as capital of an oil sheikdom. 4) The constituion arbitrarily assign sources of income to governments. Give mineral royalties to the federal instead of the provinces and the receiving provinces are merely getting their right share of their common property with no one arguing about that 5) Given that education and health are provincially funded on an equal basis in each locality (unless the US), provinces are practicing an equalization program of their own, with nobody complaining.
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Nick:During the "30 glorieuses", losing your !"/ty job meant you got a better one. That job would either go to an immigrant or through trade his cousin abroad. For them it was a less !"/ty than the one he had. Everybody progressed and was happy. I am old enough to have lived through that era. Today, losing your job mean, at best, finding a !"/tiest one. Your job has gone to an immigrant, imported solely to be a scab or to its cousin doing the same role through trade. All with the blessing of the "enlightened" and "responsible" left. And then you wonder at the success of the far right.
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Historically, migration has been used for 1) driving down wages of the lower classes when the cost of international transport was high. Today, container ships do the job. 2) ethnic cleansing of the local populace (the "settlement colonies" of the British Empire, including the U.S. In all cases, it was to the benefit of the host country ruling class. When the migrant bettered its economic conditions, it was a side benefit that guaranteed its loyalty, the way scabs are somtimes better paid than the strikers. Today's bobos, while not really part of the true ruling class, benefit from the same dynamic. They assuage their guilt by pretending to "educate the poor into multiculturalism". As an aside, does the framing change if one side carries an MG-42?
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The point isn't free or expensive. It's the change (here we have real menu costs...)From the prof pov there is a large fixed cost in using a book (familiarity with the book's subject presentation, test bank etc). Do you really want to tell your department head and tell her "My article is late because I am trying a new textbook for those !"/ undergrads and my test bank is not ready yet"?
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Many restaurants post their prices on newly written boards each day. And web sites make it easy for industrial products. And yet, prices are still sticky. Force of habit or is the real stickyness on the buyer's side?
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Roger: average Greeks work 7hr/week more than Germans and retire at almost the same age as Britons. We need to focus on other memes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2015/03/13/contrary-to-what-most-people-think-greeks-work-the-longest-hours-in-europe-infographic/
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Everybody who was somebody had a nuclear program of sort.It was a technical and economic challenge, not a scientific one. Even France already had begun theoretical studies in the '30's.
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Though can have a cheap image, they are superior to bottles as a mean of preservation. In Québec, craft brewers are fast moving toward can. Two new canning lines have recently opened.
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Whitfit: try the Québec beer market! Almost as good as some U.S. states.
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German beer is highly regulated! Will Schaüble close the banks until it is corrected?
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Nick, Tom: this humble IO guy was never that strong on macro. During my graduate days, we once had a problem that I was one of the few to have solved. Prof called me to his office. Explained my method. After reflexion, he said: "Have now idea what grade to give you.The only thing right is the answer...". Dumb luck more prevalent than thought. Other macro anecdotes on demand.
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Tom Brown: "tâtonnement" is a french word. Date from the time french economist were the best in the world and worth listening to. So long ago, I wasn't even born.
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Farage, like LePen, should be minor characters. But it'sthanks to the Brüning of each era that they can from time to time emerge from their caves. Merkel in all her bovine smugness will not be looked kindly in future history books. Let's say kindly that the Maoïsts in Syriza never had as much contact with the real Mao and never caused as much damage than the colonels defending Christian capîtalist freedom did under order from the CIA. As for Britain, each time I feel pity for the "intellectuals", I reread the letters from Thatcher to Hayek deploring the fact that british parliamentary democracy unfortunately prevent the installation of the Pinochet-type regime that the Hayek wished. I have no sympathy for the stupid voters who allowed themselves to be robbed blind by the kleptocracy currently running Britain.
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Of course the main difference between the Czech-Slovak velvet divorce and the German (there is no Europe as of now, only a 4th Reich (ONG Godwin strikes again!)-Greece colonial conflict is that the two divorcees, basically and despite some misgivings, didn't view their former partner as despicable ennemies to be crushed. Politics determine economics far more than the other way around.
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Nick: there is no wasdted knowledge. ANf given the madness around us, quantum physics is a haven of peace and rationality. Even the peace of commenting from the cottage terrace, looking at the sailboats on the St-Lawrence is not enough these days...
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