A Few Thoughts on Week 20

I have been off for a few days, so I have had time to think, ponder and write.... An interesting piece looking at land dispossession of Black populations in the US. Second, none of you provided paint advice requested in last weeks' post. I was having a conversation with someone and we got to talking … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 20

A Few Thoughts on Week 19

Man it is hot outside.... so hot people forget how to park An interesting report on what Remote Work might do to communities to the US and potentially close the opportunity gap? My feeling is probably not.... but there are interesting implications for Windsor-Essex. Two weeks ago I talked about remote work and Windsor - … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 19

A Few Thoughts on Week 18

The dog days of summer are nearly upon us and it is too hot to write too much. A new Ocean is being born in Africa but it might be a few years before you can go for a swim.In Essex County of as the 2016 Census there were 33 women for every 1 female … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 18

A Few Thoughts on Week 17

We are in the dog days of summer.... it is too hot for a ginger like me. I became aware of a really interesting project called Finances of the Nation which seems to be anchored out of UofT with some of the leading economists in Canada involved. They do blogs and commentary on key finance … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 17

AMA on Data and Policy

Below are the AMA Questions and my Answers, if I missed anyone I am sorry. Yell at me on social media and I will answer. https://twitter.com/JLHaldeman/status/1280131105400721409?s=20 Honestly there is lots of data that could be released or collected more frequently that would create positive impacts. The primary challenge IMO is there is very little capacity … Continue reading AMA on Data and Policy

A Few Thoughts on Week 16

I was off this week and doing lots of house work which gave me time to read and think: With outrage in our streets and social media channels you could forget that genocide by another name is quietly occurring in ChinaBelow is a a super interesting chart from John Haldeman which indexed municipal expenditures to … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 16

10 Things to Watch in 2020 Redux

So the year is half done. I was looking back at a post from December last year my 10 Things to Watch in 2020..... Wow... Did I miss a few things. So I figured it would be fun to do a bit of a Redux. I will touch on my original 10 Things to Watch … Continue reading 10 Things to Watch in 2020 Redux

Windsor Research Project: Indigenous Populations

This piece is a continuation of two previous posts on Racial Data and Inequity. If you haven't read those pieces, I would encourage you to do so as I refer back to them at several points in this piece. Those pieces were uncomfortable for me to write (as a white male) and this one probably … Continue reading Windsor Research Project: Indigenous Populations

A Few Thoughts on Week 15

Quietly during COVID-19 the City of Toronto issued one of Canada's first municipal Social Impact Bond. Looking for $100M for social and affordable housing; affordable basic infrastructure (access to clean drinking water, sewage and sanitation systems and transit); access to essential services (long-term care, senior services and emergency shelters) and socioeconomic advancement and empowerment (public … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 15

A Few Thoughts on Week 14

Happy Fathers Day to Dads out there. I guess I could have bought my dad a robot dog although he has to promise to not make it do evil things. Also announced this week was the Province's P3 Infrastructure processes update for the Spring of 2020. The new items on the list were the Ontario … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 14