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#130 Do They Really Understand? Flat Tax Fallacy. (Part 10)

Scene: Jordan and Sandy, a former business colleague, are having coffee.  The discussion begins Entry #121,.  This is the final segment of a series that includes Jordan’s description of a conversation with the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader, which begins… 918 more words

Societal Issues

It's not just Wall Street

It’s not just the USA that allows bankers and financiers to break the law and get away with it.   Or regards the largest financial institutions as “too big to fail”. 309 more words

Economy And Business

Mark Milke: Our provinces have a spending problem

Provincial cries for more federal money are as old as Confederation, and rarely have any substance to them. After all, it’s easier to demand that Ottawa ante up federal cash — to cry about some mythical “fiscal imbalance” rather than examine how provinces already spend taxpayer money. 613 more words

Full Comment

Essential Skills Ontario...yet another closure

Essential Skills Ontario announced today it is closing at the end of June. This is another in a series of closures among literacy organizations. What makes this closure especially difficult is that not even a year ago, the organization’s stability, reach and reputation provincially and nationally made me predict that this organization would do just fine in light of changes in federal funding. 93 more words

Literacy And Essential Skills

Brought down on the side of 'creative' people - Caveat Emptor - the budget

The Government has not yet explained some Budget proposals in detail. Caveat Emptor: a principle in commerce: without a warranty the buyer takes the risk. The excitement is the budget will allow small business to get a tax advantage for spending, and being creative. 1,192 more words

Hot Air

Abbott Govt Still Heading for Electoral Annihilation

Despite media reports that the Abbott Government is supposedly enjoying a post Budget “poll bounce,” the actual facts paint a different story.

According to Newspoll, the Abbott Government has lost further ground to Labor in the wake of Joe Hockey’s second Federal Budget, slumping by 1 percentage point to 47 per cent while Labor gained 1 point to 53 per cent in the crucial election-deciding two party preferred stakes. 68 more words

Australian Politics

Australia could face innovator exodus as fellowship scheme slashed: academics

ABC News Jake Sturmer 15 May 2015

The Federal Government has more than halved the number of fellowships on offer to mid-career researchers, sparking fears talented innovators could be forced to leave Australia’s shores. 29 more words

Leadership / Management