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CBC's All in a Day May Book Panel

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Tue, May 03, 2022

On Monday, May 2nd, CBC's All in a Day Book Panel, featuring OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson of the Ottawa International Writers Festival, recommended some recent favourites. You can find their picks at OPL on the list below, and listen to their discussion at the following link All in a Day Book Panel May 2022

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Book recommendations from OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson of the Ottawa International Writers Festival, presented monthly on CBC's All in a Day with Alan Neal.

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Timothy Snyder Should Learn Something about PPPs

Sean Archer spoke first about a new graphic edition of Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny”. I watched an interview with Professor Snyder on the publication of the graphic edition and was not impressed. His comparisons of GDP per capita in the US and Ukraine were garbage. The IMF estimates American GDP per capita on a PPP basis at $76,027 in 2022, which is pretty close to Snyder’s $70,000 estimate. However, GDP per capita on a PPP basis for Ukraine in 2021, the most recent year available, was $14,325, or more than double Snyder’s $5,000 to $6,000 estimate. Snyder was obviously using market-exchange-rate (MER) estimates, which are garbage for comparing two countries with such different wage levels as the US and Ukraine. It is odd, because he obviously likes Ukrainians, so it is hard to understand why he would want to make their wage levels look much lower than they are.

Timothy Snyder Should Learn Something about PPPs

Sean Archer spoke first about a new graphic edition of Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny”. I watched an interview with Professor Snyder on the publication of the graphic edition and was not impressed. His comparisons of GDP per capita in the US and Ukraine were garbage. The IMF estimates American GDP per capita on a PPP basis at $76,027 in 2022, which is pretty close to Snyder’s $70,000 estimate. However, GDP per capita on a PPP basis for Ukraine in 2021, the most recent year available, was $14,325, or more than double Snyder’s $5,000 to $6,000 estimate. Snyder was obviously using market-exchange-rate (MER) estimates, which are garbage for comparing two countries with such different wage levels as the US and Ukraine. It is odd, because he obviously likes Ukrainians, so it is hard to understand why he would want to make their wage levels look much lower than they are.

Timothy Snyder Should Learn Something about PPPs

Sean Archer spoke first about a new graphic edition of Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny”. I watched an interview with Professor Snyder on the publication of the graphic edition and was not impressed. His comparisons of GDP per capita in the US and Ukraine were garbage. The IMF estimates American GDP per capita on a PPP basis at $76,027 in 2022, which is pretty close to Snyder’s $70,000 estimate. However, GDP per capita on a PPP basis for Ukraine in 2021, the most recent year available, was $14,325, or more than double Snyder’s $5,000 to $6,000 estimate. Snyder was obviously using market-exchange-rate (MER) estimates, which are garbage for comparing two countries with such different wage levels as the US and Ukraine. It is odd, because he obviously likes Ukrainians, so it is hard to understand why he would want to make their wage levels look much lower than they are.

Timothy Snyder Should Learn Something about PPPs

Sean Archer spoke first about a new graphic edition of Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny”. I watched an interview with Professor Snyder on the publication of the graphic edition and was not impressed. His comparisons of GDP per capita in the US and Ukraine were garbage. The IMF estimates American GDP per capita on a PPP basis at $76,027 in 2022, which is pretty close to Snyder’s $70,000 estimate. However, GDP per capita on a PPP basis for Ukraine in 2021, the most recent year available, was $14,325, or more than double Snyder’s $5,000 to $6,000 estimate. Snyder was obviously using market-exchange-rate (MER) estimates, which are garbage for comparing two countries with such different wage levels as the US and Ukraine. It is odd, because he obviously likes Ukrainians, so it is hard to understand why he would want to make their wage levels look much lower than they are.

Timothy Snyder Should Learn Something about PPPs

Sean Archer spoke first about a new graphic edition of Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny”. I watched an interview with Professor Snyder on the publication of the graphic edition and was not impressed. His comparisons of GDP per capita in the US and Ukraine were garbage. The IMF estimates American GDP per capita on a PPP basis at $76,027 in 2022, which is pretty close to Snyder’s $70,000 estimate. However, GDP per capita on a PPP basis for Ukraine in 2021, the most recent year available, was $14,325, or more than double Snyder’s $5,000 to $6,000 estimate. Snyder was obviously using market-exchange-rate (MER) estimates, which are garbage for comparing two countries with such different wage levels as the US and Ukraine. It is odd, because he obviously likes Ukrainians, so it is hard to understand why he would want to make their wage levels look much lower than they are.

Timothy Snyder Should Learn Something about PPPs

Sean Archer spoke first about a new graphic edition of Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny”. I watched an interview with Professor Snyder on the publication of the graphic edition and was not impressed. His comparisons of GDP per capita in the US and Ukraine were garbage. The IMF estimates American GDP per capita on a PPP basis at $76,027 in 2022, which is pretty close to Snyder’s $70,000 estimate. However, GDP per capita on a PPP basis for Ukraine in 2021, the most recent year available, was $14,325, or more than double Snyder’s $5,000 to $6,000 estimate. Snyder was obviously using market-exchange-rate (MER) estimates, which are garbage for comparing two countries with such different wage levels as the US and Ukraine. It is odd, because he obviously likes Ukrainians, so it is hard to understand why he would want to make their wage levels look much lower than they are.

Timothy Snyder Should Learn Something about PPPs

Sean Archer spoke first about a new graphic edition of Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny”. I watched an interview with Professor Snyder on the publication of the graphic edition and was not impressed. His comparisons of GDP per capita in the US and Ukraine were garbage. The IMF estimates American GDP per capita on a PPP basis at $76,027 in 2022, which is pretty close to Snyder’s $70,000 estimate. However, GDP per capita on a PPP basis for Ukraine in 2021, the most recent year available, was $14,325, or more than double Snyder’s $5,000 to $6,000 estimate. Snyder was obviously using market-exchange-rate (MER) estimates, which are garbage for comparing two countries with such different wage levels as the US and Ukraine. It is odd, because he obviously likes Ukrainians, so it is hard to understand why he would want to make their wage levels look much lower than they are.

Timothy Snyder Should Learn Something about PPPs

Sean Archer spoke first about a new graphic edition of Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny”. I watched an interview with Professor Snyder on the publication of the graphic edition and was not impressed. His comparisons of GDP per capita in the US and Ukraine were garbage. The IMF estimates American GDP per capita on a PPP basis at $76,027 in 2022, which is pretty close to Snyder’s $70,000 estimate. However, GDP per capita on a PPP basis for Ukraine in 2021, the most recent year available, was $14,325, or more than double Snyder’s $5,000 to $6,000 estimate. Snyder was obviously using market-exchange-rate (MER) estimates, which are garbage for comparing two countries with such different wage levels as the US and Ukraine. It is odd, because he obviously likes Ukrainians, so it is hard to understand why he would want to make their wage levels look much lower than they are.

Timothy Snyder Should Learn Something about PPPs

Sean Archer spoke first about a new graphic edition of Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny”. I watched an interview with Professor Snyder on the publication of the graphic edition and was not impressed. His comparisons of GDP per capita in the US and Ukraine were garbage. The IMF estimates American GDP per capita on a PPP basis at $76,027 in 2022, which is pretty close to Snyder’s $70,000 estimate. However, GDP per capita on a PPP basis for Ukraine in 2021, the most recent year available, was $14,325, or more than double Snyder’s $5,000 to $6,000 estimate. Snyder was obviously using market-exchange-rate (MER) estimates, which are garbage for comparing two countries with such different wage levels as the US and Ukraine. It is odd, because he obviously likes Ukrainians, so it is hard to understand why he would want to make their wage levels look much lower than they are.