Entries by David Gratzer from 07/2012

Does Michigan Need a $550M Gift From the Canadian Taxpayer?

| Posted 07.05.2012 | Canada Business

In mid-June, the federal government committed every Canadian man, woman and child to pay $15.79 to create jobs and build infrastructure in Michigan whose per capita income is nearly the same as Canada's. Weeks later, nobody here seems to have noticed. The foreign aid will cover that state's costs for a multi-billion dollar bridge project linking Michigan and Ontario. But this deal is a little too sweet for Michigan...

If We're Rich Right Now, It's Because We've Been Damn Lucky

| Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada Politics

This week, novelist and columnist Steve Marche draws lessons from Canada's success for Bloomberg.com, in a cleverly titled piece, "Hardheaded Socialism Makes Canada Richer Than the U.S." Times are good today, but they may not be so good in a few years.