Letters & Opinions/yukonomist

Yukonomist: The greying of the Yukon

It’s the kind of thing you might see in a society that suffered a major war twenty years ago

Globalization infiltrates the Yukon’s recycling bins

You’re going to have to do a better job sorting your junk or else China won’t take it

  • Dec 14, 2017

The very long term view on commodity prices

A Long-Run Version of the Bank of Canada Commodity Price Index is as hot a title as it sounds

  • Dec 7, 2017

What’s next for the financial advisory panel’s recommendations?

We’ll find out in the spring

  • Nov 30, 2017

Lesson spurned: The New Zealand sales tax experience

Would it have worked here? Looks like we’ll never know

  • Nov 23, 2017

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 10, 2017
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Trudeau on Trans Mountain and climate action
Documents shed light on seniors poverty figures used by federal Liberals
Money Monitor: Summer travel deals require flexibility
Study says rents in most cities are unaffordable for lower-income earners

How sustainable is the Yukon government pension plan?

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

  • Nov 9, 2017

Celebrating Yukon fur

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

  • Nov 2, 2017

How low can we go?

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

  • Oct 20, 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 28, 2017

You’re in a real-life elasticity experiment

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

  • Sep 21, 2017

Would you like to teach English to a Chinese youngster from your kitchen?

Just be prepared to wake up early

  • Sep 14, 2017

The Yukon needs a legislative budget officer

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

  • Sep 7, 2017

Regional newspapers and democracy

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

  • Aug 31, 2017

The Kremlin, the Yukon News and your own private internet

Somebody’s watchin’ you

  • Aug 24, 2017

SOVA’s triple whammy: housing, competition and the Yukon’s cash deficit

For those who don’t know it, the Yukon School of Visual Arts…

  • Aug 10, 2017

The dog days of economic development

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

  • Aug 3, 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 27, 2017

A tale of two tourist markets

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

  • Jul 20, 2017