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January 13, 2012

Homo economicus, meet Homo sapiens

posted by David Thompson

...The vast majority of people are, well... people.  Their motivations are much more complex.  Recent research has refuted the lopsided and naive picture of humanity represented by Homo economicus.  Interestingly, a lot of this research is taking place within the field of economics...

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Tagged with: economics, fee for service, health care
January 11, 2012

Are we working too much?

posted by Diana Gibson

As a province that works amongst the highest number of hours in a nation that works amongst the highest number of hours in the OECD, Alberta needs to take stock. A new report from the New Economics Foundation lays out a very bold and ambitious vision.

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Tagged with: labour, work hours
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