A Few Thoughts on Week 42

Happy New Year Everyone! A shorter post today due to the long Mid-Week 2021 Things to Watch post. Dancing robots.... What could possibly go wrong. Ford thinks it will phase out internal combustion engine sooner rather than later. A long thread by Jackie Brown who just completed her Master's Thesis on LTC in Ontario and … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 42

A Few Thoughts on 2021

Last year I did a post on 10 things to watch in 2020, I figured I would repeat that post for 2021. The following are tenish stories I am watching going into next year. COVID-19 It will take all of 2021 get our community vaccinated. There are also a ton of unknowns on this front … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on 2021

A Few Thoughts on Week 41

A short (not really) and holiday post this week but expect A Few Thoughts on 2021 before New Years. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and lovely holidays - ideally isolated and distanced. Mean, Median and Moose (MMM) released the 12 Datasets at Christmas. So if you need a break from the family (or … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 41

A Few Thoughts on Week 40

A special holiday episode of Mean, Median and Moose drops before Xmas! Where we do 12 datasets of Christmas. So keep a watch out! If you click on one link this week it should be this short read on the value of manual labour. Then think about migrant workers in greenhouses in Leamington. The call … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 40

A Few Thoughts on Week 39

Ended up with a climate/environmental lens this week. Before we get to green stuff, this long piece on the Canadian Navy's procurement of new warships is both interesting and horrifying. It may surprise some to know that I am a bit of a defense "hawk", I believe that Canada has been most effective on the … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 39

A Few Thoughts on @Macleans #Chartapalooza

On Monday the Maclean's released their Charts to watch in 2021. With dozens of charts from leading economists I figured I would pick 10 that I think have impacts or implications on Windsor-Essex. Stronger employment growth needed Brendon Bernard, economist, Indeed Canada (@BrendonBernard_) What the chart above looks at is the number of jobs that … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on @Macleans #Chartapalooza

A Few Thoughts on Week 38

First you may notice on the side bar and at the bottom of the blog a new "Follow by Email" widget. One of my goals for 2021 (I am planning for next year) is to post less on social media. Although I will still share this blog on social media after looking at this past … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 38

A Few Thoughts: Fiscal Update Edition

So the fiscal update dropped today as many expected and some people on twitter pointed out it was raining money and red ink. That being said, the long term fiscal projections for government don't look too bad. https://twitter.com/trevortombe/status/1333537472337170433?s=20 This thread does get into some issues for Provincial Government... The update itself was shocking blah. Despite … Continue reading A Few Thoughts: Fiscal Update Edition

A Few Thoughts on Week 37

Hello darkness, my old friend.... A bit of shameless self-promotion from me to start with! I am quoted in this piece by Doug Schmidt on Food Poverty and impacts of rising food prices. Rising prices compared to low wages may be a feature of a future long read post. This piece the impacts of Begley's … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 37

A Few Thoughts on Week 36

A post with a bit more research than usual.... In case you missed it, and want my opinion on school board accommodation review from Monday you can see it here. Keep an eye out for the next Mean, Median and Moose Podcast where we rank various rankings that get covered in the media. While you … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 36