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

A Few Thoughts on Monday Night – Accommodation Review

I was pointed to the Greater Essex County District School Board Accommodation Plan which is up for discussion/debate on Tuesday night. So I skimmed through it and figured I would add a few thoughts. It is always interesting to see what schools are overcapacity, under-capacity, at risk of closing and where a new school might … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Monday Night – Accommodation Review

A Few Thoughts on Week 35

I got my flu shot, did you? An interesting piece on the logistics of COVID vaccine delivery. Major shipping companies are building "freezer farms" to ensure that vaccines remain in cold storage during transport to final destinations. Keeping samples at -80C through the whole supply chain. I am curious to think what the energy footprint … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 35

A Few Thoughts on Week 34

Obviously the big story (but not the only story from this week) is the election results across the border. A friend of mine said something profound when talking about what the next 4 years could look like in response to Biden/Harris winning. "Empathy is infectious so I also like to think we come together collectively … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 34