Letters & Opinions/yukonomist

Alaska’s governor goes to China

There are very different rules for resource projects depending on which side of the border you’re on

  • Nov 10th, 2017

How sustainable is the Yukon government pension plan?

This column has everything: actuaries, unfunded liabilities, C.D Howe Institute reports….

  • Nov 9th, 2017

Celebrating Yukon fur

Fur is an ever-tougher sell, but it’s still part of who we are

  • Nov 2nd, 2017

How low can we go?

Unemployment in the Yukon is low, but the reasons why may indicate problems

  • Oct 20th, 2017

The Yukon doesn’t have a revenue problem

A sales tax is a good idea, but only if it’s accompanied by cuts to spending and income tax

  • Sep 28th, 2017

You’re in a real-life elasticity experiment

Partisans see what they want to in price signals, but economists are less sure

  • Sep 21st, 2017
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        Just be prepared to wake up early

        • Sep 14th, 2017

        The Yukon needs a legislative budget officer

        We need a non-partisan, independent officer to publish factual and independent financial analysis

        • Sep 7th, 2017

        Regional newspapers and democracy

        Worrying about the future of the regional paper and what it means for democracy and accountability

        • Aug 31st, 2017

        The Kremlin, the Yukon News and your own private internet

        Somebody’s watchin’ you

        • Aug 24th, 2017

        The dog days of economic development

        Too many government squares have taken over Whitehorse. Release the hounds….

        • Aug 3rd, 2017

        Campfire statistics on Yukon incomes and cost of living

        Living in Whitehorse, surprisingly, isn’t so costly. The communities on the other hand….

        • Jul 27th, 2017

        A tale of two tourist markets

        There’s two kinds of tourists in Skagway: the pampered and the puritan

        • Jul 20th, 2017

        Demographic headwinds blowing the Yukon’s way

        The goods may still be odd, but the odds are more even

        • Jul 13th, 2017

        Losing Yukon’s youth

        • Jun 23rd, 2017