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Yukonomist Keith Halliday

YUKONOMIST: Yukon amplified in Ottawa

If you read Imperialism by Lenin or more recent critics of global…

 

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Yukonomist: The Liberal and Green election platforms for the Yukon

Last week we looked at the NDP and Conservative election platforms and…

 

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Yukonomist: The Yukon angle in the NDP and Tory election platforms

Elections are like Christmas for wonks. Instead of presents, Santa leaves brightly…

 

Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: The importance of independence

What do bureaucratic org charts have to do with fighting the pandemic?…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Minimum wage just one part of the puzzle

The Liberal-NDP alliance raised the Yukon’s minimum wage, effective Aug. 1, to…

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Yukonomist: Disasters and the digital citizen

Social media is transforming not just how we engage politically or waste…

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Yukonomist: Who should pay for the new city hall?

Readers reacted vividly to my recent column on the City of Whitehorse’s…

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Yukonomist: Accountability theatre

Premier Silver has published fresh mandate letters to his ministers. Mandate letters…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

YUKONOMIST: Summer fun on two wheels

With record water levels across the Southern Lakes, if you’re not fixing…

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Yukonomist: Yukon economic summer quiz

Quiz yourself and your friends on some surprising factoids from the Yukon Economic Summer Quiz

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Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Geopolitics and Yukon mining

Yukoners have long been fortunate to live in a geopolitical backwater. The…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Let them live in trailers

“I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city…

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Yukonomist: The future of education in the North

The pandemic has unleashed a wave of involuntary innovation in education. And this has big implications for learners in the North.

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AccuWeather’s summer forecast rains on our parade. (Screenshot/AccuWeather)

Yukonomist: AccuWeather forecasts ‘Character Building with Sunny Patches’

Nothing spoils a good bowl of Count Chocula breakfast cereal like your parents looking at the weather forecast and rolling out a classic Yukon saying such as, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad rain gear.”

AccuWeather’s summer forecast rains on our parade. (Screenshot/AccuWeather)
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Yukonomist: Time to stop digging

In Economics 100 textbooks, rent controls are commonly included as case studies of well-meaning but economically damaging policy, Halliday argues

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Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Your furnace and your truck need to go

Perhaps the biggest commitment in the NDP deal with the Liberals was boosting the Yukon’s climate target

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Yukon Budget 2.0

If the banks that finance the Yukon’s growing debt were the only…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

The economics of Yukon child care

Early learning and child care turn out to be critical for faster growth

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Doug Bell, A Life Lived

It could have been a scene out of a 1940s movie: the…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

YUKONOMIST: Another election, another anomaly

Monday’s “double-tie” election is generating some free publicity for the Yukon as Outside news agencies scramble to find someone to interview.

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