Sunday, July 19, 2009

Canada Day (belated)

The NYT offers thoughts from expat Canadians on Canada Day (July 1). Colby Cosh responds.

Canadians living in the US are very non-randomly selected, mostly from the top of the ability / achievement distribution. Economists should think about the Roy model where the US is the sector with the high variance.

My recollection of Canada Day in London, Ontario is that the London Free Press would always publish an editorial or an op-ed lamenting the fact that Canadians are not as patriotic as Americans. I was never clear on why this was a concern.

And, yes, Vancouver has amazing Chinese food.