Monthly Archives: April 2015

Gladwell, the underground economy and NB’s fiscal gap

I recently heard Malcolm Gladwell ruminating on why the Americas are so good at paying their taxes.  According to him, they have the highest tax paying rate (least cheating) among advanced economies and one of the most lax enforcement systems. … Continue reading

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Fracturing debate: Natural gas and aquaculture

The Economist magazine this week has an interesting story about an entrepreneur who has developed a technology that uses methane and bacteria to create low cost food for farmed salmon.  All of the testing they have done shows the fish … Continue reading

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Seeking economic growth? It’s complicated

In my new role I am partially tasked with helping government figure out its role in helping to foster a sustained level of economic growth in the years ahead.  This is key to fiscal stability as a province not to … Continue reading

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