Month: March 2009

March 25, 2009

Stop the Bailouts, Stop the Cuts

I was going to title this piece "Failure of CanWest = Failure of Conservatives = Failure of Capitalism", but that was too long.  And … given that the Cons are still in control of this country, the focus should instead be on the level of ripe corruption that is really annoying me. Before I go on, follow this link, express your ‘regrets’ with this call […]

March 25, 2009

China Calls for New Reserve Currency

Original story here . In time, everyone will be calling for a more international approach to pricing everyting, including commodities, goods and services and maybe even US securities. This doesn’t bode well, of course, for the world’s largest printing press and the state of borrowing in the US. Potential outcomes:  a big drop in the value of the US currency on the global stage, a […]

March 24, 2009

Canada: A Tale of Two Georges

anada is again being mentioned in international headlines as a superstitious backwater. Here . Here . And even the Globe had something to say about this. The RCMP response can be found here (PDF). The good news is that no one knew about George Galloway a few weeks ago and now he’s top of the list for most Canadians that care about why we would […]

March 24, 2009

UN Recommends World Should Ditch Dollar

It’s about time:  folks at the UN are recommending that the world ditch the US dollar in favour of a shared reserve currency. Original Reuters story here . For years (arguably, decades), the US has dominated the world economic scene because they’ve been very effective in having everything trade in US dollars, including commodities, treasuries and other securities. The commodity shock that the world felt […]

March 22, 2009

How To Win A Canadian Election

As it stands, the Canadian economy and democratic institutions are in a state of paralysis. Iggy is now courting the evangelicals.  He is silent on issues related to Bush being a war criminal and slush funds created for the benefit of the Cons and people that support them. Harper is … well, Harper.  There have been many articles posted here and by other bloggers (most […]