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How to cope with scarcity in a time of disaster

If a disaster wipes out a lot of inventory, that scarce or non-existent inventory has a higher value with more dollars chasing fewer goods

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Heroes come in all steps and sizes

Adi Astl took matters into his own hands and built steps down an unsafe pathway in a Toronto Park which the city had been unwilling to build for 10 years

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The dangerous domino effect of urban violence

From seemingly harmless events, a cascade of riots and mayhem can follow. Just look at the examples in Detroit, Watts and the 1992 violence in Los Angeles

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A simple PR lesson for community police

If police report that all is quiet in a community, does it mean they’re overstaffed or does it mean a reporter is asking the wrong questions?

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Living frugally won’t improve millennial housing woes

More money to spend on housing could push prices higher if not accompanied by an increase in the housing supply

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The biking tail is wagging the dog

Bikes are the same length as a car and – with saddle bags and elbows – about half as wide and may take up a whole lane, all for one person

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When lending a helping hand becomes official policy

In emergency circumstances, we often help each other. But what happens when a municipality mandates that citizens need to help strangers?

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Offer money – not centres or spaces – to families and allow parents to make choices without being told the kind of care they’ll use

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