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Metro: ‘The costs are incredible’: Manitoba report weighs emotional, economic toll of MMIWG

October 17, 2017 — 
“If you don’t do anything, of course it’s going to cost you anyway, and you’re just basically not solving a problem,” Loxley said.


MRI machine // Photo: Wikimedia

Op-ed: Private MRIs won’t endanger health care

May 4, 2017 — 
"We can and should allow some privatization of MRI services. This will not imperil the soul of the Canadian health care"


Canadian money //Photo: KMR Photography,flickr

Op-ed: Manitoba’s money problem

March 23, 2017 — 
How can Manitoba pay its bills?


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Experts available for comment on federal budget

March 22, 2017 — 
Economists and political scientists available to media

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Rising Up on campus

March 15, 2017 — 
UM will be host to the Rising Up conference on March 17 and 18

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Op-ed: Cutting government spending is out of step with economic times

February 22, 2017 — 
Economists: The mantra about belt-tightening and sacrifice to balance the books may be intuitively appealing, but it reflects an outdated understanding of the role of government in a modern economy.



CBC: Manitoba Hydro’s walking on a tightrope — or is it?

February 21, 2017 — 
Economist John Loxley provides insight


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Op-ed: Clarifying the impacts of the Mincome experiment

January 23, 2017 — 
Economist slays myths and explains what really happened in Dauphin, Manitoba, in the '70s

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Should I give a goat for Christmas?

December 23, 2016 — 
'A better way to approach that question is to rephrase it: Would this same family be better off with the cash equivalent (or less) of all the costs associated with providing them with a goat (acquiring the goat, transporting the goat, training the family to care for the goat, etc.) than they would be with a goat?'



CBC: Winnipeg worker says no minimum wage hike could mean families like his go hungry

October 7, 2016 — 
"The least blunt instrument, the 'scalpel,' would probably [be] something that's really targeted at low income workers along the lines of a refundable tax credit," Simpson said.


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