Budget 2013: The economists’ wish list

“If there is one single priority for the budget, it should be to look beyond the immediate fiscal issues and set a clear direction to a new economy based upon high productivity and environmental sustainability,” said York University’s Packer professor of social justice Andrew Jackson in The Globe and Mail.

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Save a barrel, save a billion

“The point in identifying the savings potential from reducing oil imports is to calm the helplessness we often feel about our ability to finance much-needed transit improvements,” wrote Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Albert Koehl in the Hamilton Spectator.

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Get to know your planetary boundaries

“The planetary boundaries concept refers to nine limits to human impact on the life of the planet,” co-wrote York Professor Alison Kemper in the Guardian. “When transgressed, these limits will trigger a cascade of ill effects, putting human life and civilization in peril and irreversibly altering the viability of habitats for virtually every species on Earth.”

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Latin American pope brings joy, debate to Argentina

“It’s a recognition not only of Latin America but of the need to address the major social problems that Latin America faces in a world that has grown increasingly unequal and unfair,” said Argentina-born Viviana Patroni, coordinator of York’s International Development Studies program, in CBC News.

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MBAs need career guidance, too

Minoo Bhutani, director of the Career Development Centre at York’s Schulich School of Business, says he helps his MBA students learn to network. The school plays host to Friday morning breakfasts where alumni and experts share stories and offer advice, reported The Globe and Mail.

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