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Dr. David Robinson

Are Northern cities smart or dumb?

Are Northern cities smart or dumb?

The tide is running against us: we have to start swimming in the right direction.
Thunder Road and the taxman

Thunder Road and the taxman

When the property tax is used to subsidize people living farther from town, it encourages wasteful road building.
Clues from the Census about Northern communities

Clues from the Census about Northern communities

To promote independence, good health and social activities, Northern communities should be replanned
Less of the same: Northern multimodal planning

Less of the same: Northern multimodal planning

We are on the cusp of one of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruptions of transportation in history.
Are we in the North secretly secessionists?

Are we in the North secretly secessionists?

So what is this nonsense about everybody seceding from everything? It’s a way to make us think about how we would put the system back together.
Old Ontario needs New Age thinking

Old Ontario needs New Age thinking

The Northern population has changed in important ways over the last 40 years.
The impact of Baumol’s disease on the North

The impact of Baumol’s disease on the North

At this very moment you are suffering from Baumol’s disease. And if you understand Baumol’s disease you can predict the future.
A certifiable international expert

A certifiable international expert

I found that in many ways Northern Ontario is more like underdeveloped Peru than it is like overdeveloped southern Ontario.
Who should be King of Northern Ontario?

Who should be King of Northern Ontario?

If we don’t have a legitimate monarch, maybe we should pick one when Elizabeth goes.
Will a carbon price destroy the North?

Will a carbon price destroy the North?

One essential piece is missing from both the federal and provincial plans so far. Border Tax Adjustments are needed to keep Ontario business competitive.