There's been a lot of commentary on the consequences of the Rogoff-Reinhart error, which is seriously undermining the empirical basis for the austerity program that has swept the US, Canada and Europe. I think this episode highlights the limits of evidence-based policy-making.
Published a couple of days ago in the New York Times, this op-ed is pretty powerful compared to the usual stuff that appears on op ed pages.
I was one of the few that predicted that this bill would go through. It was a very reasonable compromise that should have made it through, but:
The magazine, Northern Public Affairs, has published a special issue on devolution and economic development in the NWT. You can download this free special issue here.
Lots of good stuff in here from some of the main commentators on territorial and Aboriginal politics including Hayden King, Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, and Steve Kakfwi, among others.
The title of this post is from a quote by Pat Metheny, the great jazz guitarist, composer, and musician, in which he was talking about the impact of youtube on a touring musician. Here's the rest of the quote: