Month: January 2009

January 31, 2009

Just the EARLY Stages of Financial Collapse

Hi folks, For those of you in the crowd who are MA in Economics, I’ll remind you that we’re just at the beginning of financial collapse.  Shoving your finger, gloves, basketballs, bumpers, old tires, bins full of clothes from Goodwill and even elephants won’t stop the damn from breaking. I know … it’s a little gloomy, but I don’t feel like I’m being alarmist AT […]

January 31, 2009

World Debt

I know I’m a little stale with posting comment on this article (I’m trying to catch up on a number of things, blogging being one of them), but I still wanted to post this for the community that follow Excited Delirium. I’m a visual person and I found this graphic (warning:  PDF) and summary of creditors and debtors to be the most compelling piece of […]

January 25, 2009

Why Corporate Tax Cuts (in Canada) Make No Sense

The January 27 budget is leaking faster than a flatulent elephant after eating a tonne of beans. More and more details come out every day, and yet the Conservatives don’t have the courage to present it in the House of Commons. That said, we’ve seen many trial balloons about several topics and the one that we’ll probably have confirmed at the last minute will be […]

January 22, 2009

Ontario Clean Air Alliance Campaign Against Nuclear

Hi everyone, The Government of Ontario is about to write a massive blank cheque to the nuclear industry and we need to tell them no thank you. Please spread the word about this effort. 60 Days to a new energy future Do you think Ontarians should have a choice about how we spend $26 billion? Think there are better options than spending that enormous sum […]

January 20, 2009

Who Needs a Draft?

I’ve argued for a while that the notion of a draft in the US is illogical for two reasons: It would generate unwanted competition to the $900 per day private contractors such as Blackwater There’s no need for a draft when people are unemployed. Unfortunately, I’m proven correct on the second reason, as can be seen with this NYT article . As massive waves of […]