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Ford addiction

It’s safe now to ignore the municipal election.  Summer is starting.  Voters will tune out, if they were ever tuned in.  Compulsive campaigning will continue nonetheless. Nothing has changed since the candidates were named.  Soknacki rose a bit, Stintz slipped a bit, and Ford’s support remains high enough for concern. Chow and Tory are front runners…
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Ding Ding Ding…!

My friend and former NetGainer, Darryl Moyers, delights in solving problems.    We were trading war stories, ranging from the court system to the performing arts, before the subject turned to transit. “Here’s one,” he said, “You’ll love this.” Trying to get to work, on a deadly cold winter morning, he became stuck in one of…
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when zoos make news

Zoos are in the news, so our blog has been getting more attention than usual. We’ve been critical of the Toronto Zoo for choosing entertainment over conservation, education, and stewardship. We provided a long-term vision and strategy for the Zoo more than a decade ago and have watched the organization implement our recommendations, tentatively at…
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Of dollars and sense

Brace yourself for boredom.  Here comes the most petrifying post ever inflicted on the blogosphere.  I want to talk about economic and financial literacy. As a society, we don’t have a common language for money.  Our financial industry and schools of economics have become towers of babble [sic].  On a personal level, most people are…
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