All posts tagged “growth

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People stay the same

Andrew Chen recently delivered a keynote at StartCon in Australia called: What’s Next in Growth? You can find his entire talk, here, on his blog.  One of the themes of his talk is that, “technology changes, but people stay the same.” I like that. See above. But… Read More

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The Elephant Graph

The following chart was created by Branko Milanovic (Visiting Presidential Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York and Senior Scholar, Luxumberg Income Centre) and by Christoph Lakner (Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank. It is known as the “elephant graph” because,… Read More

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But what about employment?

The Neptis Foundation here in Toronto just recently published a fantastic report looking at the regional economic structure of the Greater Golden Horseshoe area. It’s called Planning for Prosperity. In it they identity the polycentric nature of employment in the Toronto region by way of… Read More

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Is Toronto’s urban growth boundary really making the city less affordable?

This morning the Globe and Mail published an article by Toronto’s chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, called Greenbelts make cities more livable, affordable and transit-friendly. The headline immediately caught my attention because conventional economic wisdom would suggest that supply constraints – whether natural or artificially created – generally… Read More