This is my first blog.  I hope to make good use of it as I explore the questions I have about our economy.  The name “PosNorm”, comes from the terms positive analysis and normative analysis.  Positive analysis refers to the reporting of facts and figures.  Normative analysis is when one gives an opinion on how things should be.  In each post I will do my best to separate the two, and where possible, I will also post any code I use so that anyone wishing to learn R (my preferred mathematical programming language) may also benefit from my posts.

I live in Toronto, Canada, so the majority of posts will be on Canadian topics, at least to start.

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