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we'll follow the footsteps of those on their way and we'll ask for the right to leave or to stay

Posted on 2006.20.12 at 13:16
where am I: oboy do I have to do laundry like woah
How I feel about it all: confusedum, huh?
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Unemployment benefits harder to get on Cape Breton.

Okay, let me get this straight:


  • 1)The unemployment rate is high, so people leave to get jobs. This makes the numbers go down.

  • 2)When that happens, the number of hours required to work to be eligible for unemployment benefits goes UP.

  • 3)When that happens, more people leave, so the rate goes down even more.

  • 4)Go to step 2, lather, rinse, repeat.


Vicious cycle much, Canada?

I could be totally off, here. It happens.

And not that it's my place to say anything, because it's totally not. Erm?

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Noelle
inmemoriam at 2006-12-21 01:20 (UTC) ()
it's good and bad -- nobody has come up with an adequate economic plan for the maritimes besides tourism and even that is seasonal.

except my professor, who has decided that newfoundland (and therefore all the maritime provinces afterwards) should be canada's pre-eminent university province and a whole economy cultivated around putting the best people at the best wages in the best facilities and making the best name for itself... and i think the idea is ingenious.

i wish other people thought so. universities aren't as scary as they appear.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-12-21 05:51 (UTC) ()
newfoundland (and therefore all the maritime provinces afterwards) should be canada's pre-eminent university province and a whole economy cultivated around putting the best people at the best wages in the best facilities and making the best name for itself... and i think the idea is ingenious.


Great idea, especially if the Gaelic College of Cape Breton can be the first on the list for Nova Scotia (oh, all right, after Cape Breton University). If I ever, ever get the chance to live nearby I'm taking courses until there aren't any left, or something. I first found out about it over ten years ago and I've been coveting ever sense. Yeah, I know there's a US campus. NOT THE SAME THING.
lipsum at 2006-12-21 05:29 (UTC) ()
But you see, if the numbers go down, it's *working*. That's how you can tell that the US's five-year lifetime limit on welfare is working.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-12-21 05:53 (UTC) ()
That's what's important, right? How it looks on paper. The fact that people are leaving in droves is incidental. How could I have been so silly?
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