Tag Archives: privatization

Lawrence Solomon: Subways, profitable subways

Politics have transformed once economic subways into an unaffordable public transit option. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Atwood’s library

(August 5, 2011) Toronto has an extraordinary library system with close to 100 branches. The former is mostly about books; the latter mostly about everything but books. This is true of most Canadian cities, where the great history of building public libraries to bring books to the people is running up against rapidly changing cultures and technologies. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Fix Your City – KPMG cuts are merely cautious

(July 29, 2011) The potential cuts that KPMG laid out are just what you’d expect from a consulting group inspired by accountants: cautious and uninspired. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: A Tea Party budget

(July 15, 2011) Michele Bachmann would stop the borrowing and ­prioritize Social Security, Medicare and defence. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Keep names, sell stations

(July 8, 2011) To minimize fare hikes on Toronto’s deficit-ridden transit system, a desperate Toronto Transit Commission decided this week to raise revenue from corporations by selling them naming rights to subway stations. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Deregulate housing

(June 24, 2011) Unbridled home-owning has become the single biggest threat to Canada’s economic stability. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Free the food carts

(April 15, 2011) Selling sidewalks would reduce conflict, reap cash. Continue reading

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