Post 42/2021 Friday 15 October . . . “Canadian among trio of Nobel winners,” read the headline in the Waterloo Region Record, Tuesday, October 12, page A9. The opening sentence of the Associated Press story, datelined Stockholm, said, “A U.S.-based economist won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for pioneering research that transformed widely held ideas about the labour force, showing how an increase in the minimum wage doesn’t hinder hiring and immigrants don’t lower pay for native-born workers.”
David Card of the University of California, Berkley, was awarded half of the prize for his research on how the minimum wage, immigration and education affect the labour market. Joshua Angrist of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Dutch-born Guido Imbens of Stanford University shared the other half.
You probably came across the story in your own news browsing. Good stuff. Newspapers still hold sway.
Family & friends!
It was a week where family and friends were front and center. In-person for the first time in two years. Our bodies were nourished, our spirits refueled, our temporal aches and pains well-rehearsed, our laughter contagious, our sense of connection almost too much for words. Our cups are full and running over.
These are scenes from city, town, and farm–home to family and friends.
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A glimpse of northern Ontario
We crossed into Ontario at Sault Ste Marie, after a week in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Lovely to go round Georgian Bay and travel on home via Sarnia in south western Ontario at the southern point of Lake Huron.