IMANI Researcher and in-house economist, Hubert Nii-Aponsah took part in the Third National Civil Society Forum on Ghana’s IMF Programme organised by The Civil Society… The post Report on the Third National Civil Society Forum on Ghana’s IMF Programme appeared first on IMANI Africa. Go to IMANI, Ghana for more detail!
Social Security and Class Warfare
By James D. Agresti April 6, 2016 At the request of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a study about the impact of life expectancy on Social Security benefits. As expected, GAO found … Continue reading → Visit JustFacts.com for the complete article.
Surprise: Climate Forecasts May Be Flawed, Says New Study
Predictions of unprecedented rainfall extremes in the 20th century driven by global warming turned out wrong, a study said Wednesday, casting doubt on methods used to project future trends. A massive trawl of Northern Hemisphere rainfall data for the last 1,200 years revealed there had been more dramatic wet-dry weather extremes See More at the Global Warming Policy Foundation
Teacher misconduct: Disciplinary action often kept hidden from public
AIMS education author Paul Bennett is quoted in a CBC story about teacher misconduct. The Marketplace report reveals that the disciplinary process is inefficient and often hidden from the public. Read the full story on the CBC Marketplace website. Marketplace analyzed the [Ontario College of Teachers]’s cases [of alleged teacher misconduct] www.aims.ca/en/home/default.aspx
Lower taxes would warm NB’s job creation climate
The Moncton’s ‘Times & Transcript’ editorial board references AIMS’s study “I’ll Take New England Anyday!” by Mark Milke, which compares the tax regimes of Atlantic Canada to New England states. You can read the full editorial here. The Gallant government seems to be having its struggles of late attempting to achieve www.aims.ca/en/home/default.aspx
The boreal caribou: Quebec must prioritize rural workers rather than environmentalist lobby groups
The implementation of a more restrictive plan to protect the boreal caribou could cost thousands of jobs in affected regions, reminds the MEI. On Tuesday, the Quebec government promised to put in place an action plan—without providing any details—to favour better habitat protection for the boreal Visit Montreal Economic Institute (IEDM) for more information
Report on the IMANI-Promoted PEW Research Centre Report on African Development Attitudes
IMANI Center for Policy and Education and the Pew Research Center jointly held a public presentation on the findings of Dr. Richard Wike, Director of… The post Report on the IMANI-Promoted PEW Research Centre Report on African Development Attitudes appeared first on IMANI Africa. Go to IMANI, Ghana for more detail!
What to look for in Alberta’s budget
Premier Rachel Notley and Finance Minister Joe Ceci have dropped hints for Albertans in terms what will be in tomorrow’s budget. For instance, they have suggested the budget deficit will be more than $10 billion. Yet there are still many outstanding questions. Here are a few key things to look Vist The Fraser Institute to read the complete article
Property rights, not more funding, to help improve housing conditions on First Nations reserves
Statistics Canada recently released aboriginal fact sheets outlining education, housing and income statistics for aboriginal people in Canada. In regards to housing, the data show that in every province the percentage of on-reserve First Nations with homes in need of major repair is substantially higher, in some cases almost triple, Vist The Fraser Institute to read the complete article
Why is Canada’s federal government running a deficit?
Canada’s federal government has embarked on a path of substantial deficit financing with no concrete target laid out of when the budget might be expected to balance.The deficit will be $5.4 billion in 2015-16, $29.4 billion in 2016-17, $29 billion in 2017-18, $22.8 billion in 2018-19, $17.7 billion in 2019-20 Vist The Fraser Institute to read the complete article
Forest Growth Accelerating In Canada Due To CO2 ‘Fertilizer Effect’
Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are accelerating the growth of B.C.’s forests by one to three per cent a year, enough to cancel out the impact on the climate from the mountain pine beetle outbreak by 2020, according to a new study from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. See More at the Global Warming Policy Foundation
Should Science Fraudsters Go To Jail?
This scientist nearly went to jail for making up data Scientific integrity took another hit Thursday when an Australian researcher received a two-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to 17 fraud-related charges. The main counts against neuroscientist Bruce Murdoch were for an article heralding a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. And See More at the Global Warming Policy Foundation