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Author Name:    MOREIRA, Peter

Title:   Backwater : Nova Scotia's Economic Decline. pbk.

Publisher:    Nimbus, Halifax, 2009, ISBN:9781551097466 

Seller ID:   83516

MOREIRA, Peter. Backwater : Nova Scotia's Economic Decline . (Halifax): Nimbus Publishing, (2009). First Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-vii,(1),1-166,(2). 8vo,illustrated card covers with blue-green spine. "An aging population, ballo oning debt, and poor government policies leave Nova Scotia -- and the Maritimes in general -- with a bleak economic future. This frank assessment is the thesis of backwater, an important examination of Nova Scotia's economic outlook by one if its most experienced business reporters. [...] explains how a demographic crisis means Nova Scotia will need to reshape its economicthinking to attract new workers and sustain economic growth. Most importan tly, Moreira makes bold recommendations for solving the province's current problems, from lowering corporate income taxes to furthering co-operation among the Maritimes' provincial governments. Interviews with several leadingprofessionals and politicains from the region, including Shawn Graham (New Brunswick) and Darrell Dexter (Nova Scotia), provide additional insight in to the serious challenges ahead. " Chapters : The Vision Thing; 2. Labour Force; 3. Cost of Living; 4. Quality of Life; 5. Public Finances; 6. Public Sector; 7. Private Sector; 8. Thinking the Unthinkable. Very good. 10.00


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