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  • Inside the Black Blocks: A policymaker’s introduction to blockchain

    Inside the Black Blocks: A policymaker’s introduction to blockchain

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  • Robots, Revenues & Responses: Ontario and the Future of Work

    Robots, Revenues & Responses: Ontario and the Future of Work

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  • New Mowat & HEQCO project: Research Initiative on Education + Skills

    New Mowat & HEQCO project: Research Initiative on Education + Skills

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August 16, 2018

Inside the Black Blocks

A policymaker’s introduction to blockchain, distributed ledger technology and the “Internet of Value”

When Bitcoin was in the news earlier this year, little attention was paid to the blockchain technology that underpins it. This is unfortunate as blockchain’s emergence has important implications far beyond cryptocurrency. Our new report cuts through the hype to take an in-depth look at this technology, and analyze its promises and perils for Canadian governments.
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Research Initiative on
Education + Skills

The Research Initiative on Education and Skills is an innovative collaborative policy research initiative led by the Mowat Centre and the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Its purpose is to access, analyze and mobilize data relating to the education, skills and labour market outcomes of Canadians, and to disseminate the findings to inform policy development.

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TLDR

Q&A - Blockchain and Public Policy

Q&A – Blockchain and Public Policy

What is blockchain and why is it important for citizens and governments? This Q&A summarizes the findings from Mowat's Inside the Black Blocks: A policymaker’s introduction to blockchain, distributed ledger technology and the “Internet of Value”.
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A Fair Fiscal Deal: Key Takeaways

A Fair Fiscal Deal: Key Takeaways

Over many years, the Mowat Centre’s research has documented the fact that Ontarians receive far less in federal spending than they send to the federal government in tax revenue. Newly released data again highlights this “fiscal gap” – and shows that it is growing.
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Media

Armine Yalnizyan discusses Mowat's Race to the Top report

Armine Yalnizyan discusses Mowat’s Race to the Top report

Armine Yalnizyan explains what people are talking about, and why it's such a game-changer in how the economy works.
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Mowat Opinion

Race to the top: Inclusive growth is the new growth model

Race to the top: Inclusive growth is the new growth model

You may not have noticed, but the world is in the middle of a big economic shift, from a race to the bottom to a race to the top.
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