Washington subdued as damage assessment begins

“The Chinese are looking past this resolution,” said York University political science Professor Gregory Chin in The Globe and Mail. “The question for them is whether the US is ready to deal with fundamental issues such as the deficit and tax reform. Fixing those issues requires a political consensus that might not exist.”

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The Throne Speech: An Economy Lab wish list

“What Canada needs is a long-term strategy to build a much more innovative and productive economy,” said Andrew Jackson, York University Packer Professor of Social Justice, in The Globe and Mail. “What stands in the way are narrow public sector accounting rules and a narrow vision of our true economic potential.”

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Time for law schools to rethink teaching law

As a strong proponent of experiential learning, Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Lorne Sossin argued it’s a better way to teach and learn. “Even those who have specialized knowledge and analytic abilities, if they haven’t actually put them to the test, the humility that comes from trying to solve a problem that is unsolvable is like nothing else we can possibly teach,” he said in Canadian Lawyer.

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