Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Ontario’s $15 minimum wage could cost 50,000 jobs
“Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour could cost the province at least 50,000 jobs, warns Ontario’s independent fiscal watchdog.
“The Financial Accountability Office on Tuesday released a six-page assessment of the Liberal government’s forthcoming hike to the $11.40-an-hour wage, which will jump to $14 in January and $15 in 2019.”
2. Could the Ontario government lose money selling weed?
From Robyn Urback: “Ontario has revealed what could quite possibly be the most complicated, cumbersome, expensive legalization plan conceivable — one that is certain to maintain the black market while at the same time burdening itself with massive overhead and organizational costs.”
+1: Ontario’s pot-store plan is legitimate – and pathetic – The Globe and Mail
+1: Don’t repeat mistakes of alcohol sales with marijuana – Toronto Star
3. Russia sought a broad reset with Trump, Secret Document Shows
“A Russian proposal obtained by BuzzFeed News reveals Moscow’s ambitious plan to break with the past and launch a major rapprochement with the United States.”
+1: Russia used Facebook events to organize anti-immigrant rallies on U.S. soil – The Daily Beast
4. The coming-of-age con
“How can you go about finding ‘who you really are’ if the whole idea of the one true self is a big fabrication?”
5. The case against civilization
“Did our hunter-gatherer ancestors have it better?”