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New Ideas for the New Year, 2009

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Idea #1: Slow Towns

Local, relaxed, sustainable. Europe is leading the way. Is BC next?

By Nick Smith, 22 Dec 2008


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Idea #2: Voter-funded Media

Mark Latham wants readers to control the purse strings.

By Rob Annandale, 23 Dec 2008


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Idea #3: Embrace the Mediocrity Principle

Admitting we're just specks in the cosmos can help save the planet.

By Daniel Wood, 24 Dec 2008


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Idea #4 New Ways to Warm Your Bum

Forget patio heaters. Use the heat restaurants cook up.

By Ruben Anderson, 25 Dec 2008


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Idea #5: Beware of Neuromarketing

Adults are taught to be skeptical. But the subconscious is like a toddler.

By Shannon Rupp, 25 Dec 2008


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Idea #6: Phase out Fishermen

Rashid Sumaila wants governments to cut subsidies and retrain anglers.

By Rob Annandale, 29 Dec 2008


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Idea #7: Create a Ward System for Vancouver

Let’s scrap the park board and elect more councillors too.

By Charles Campbell, 30 Dec 2008


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Idea #8: Twitter the News

Microblogging is shifting the business of reporting events.

By Tom Barrett, 31 Dec 2008


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Idea #9: Progressive Populism

BC is at the centre of a new wave of political participation.

By Peter MacLeod, 1 Jan 2009


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Idea #10: Biophysical Economics

In the future, economists will return to earth.

By Rex Weyler, 2 Jan 2009


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Give Us Your Big Idea for 2009

Let's do some group problem solving. Post a comment, or send your article.

By David Beers, 22 Jan 2009


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Thanks for Your Big Ideas!

We asked you for bold new thinking, and here's what you shared.

By Colleen Kimmett, 18 Mar 2009


Barack Obama’s Triumph — And How It Went So Wrong

Advisor’s book offers a look at the White House failure to anticipate the rise of Trump.

By Crawford Kilian