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Why is Alberta’s Carbon Price a Blessing in Disguise (Part I)

Part I: Making Alberta more competitive now and in the future by: Mark Anielski and Krzysztof Palka December 6, 2016 The introduction of Alberta’s carbon levy (not a tax per se) of $20/tonne CO2e in 2017 and rising to $30/tonne in … Continue reading

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ATB Financial: Opportunities for Building a New Flourishing Economy of Well-being for Alberta

Today (October 27, 2016) Robert McGarvey and I were the guests of Ted Ritzer of the Government of Alberta on a province-wide Greening Government Speakers Series. We explored the potential for building a sustainable economy of well-being for Alberta by … Continue reading

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The real cost of eliminating poverty in 2016

What would it cost to eliminate poverty and ensure that each person on the planet enjoyed a ‘living wage’; enough income to meet their basic needs for a descent and good life?

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Why Albertans have a lot to be happy about: Let’s count our blessings

March 19, 2016 March 20th is world happiness day. How happy are Albertans today?Should happiness be considered a proper measure of social progress and the goal of public policy? Or should a new economic paradigm based on well-being be the … Continue reading

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Relationships key to a happy life

Relationships matter more to our happiness and well-being than money, education, genetics, and position in society. I have learned this from studies of well-being and happiness in small communities in Alberta including Leduc and Olds. Strong relationships translate into higher levels of … Continue reading

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