Tag: economics

January 15, 2009

US Military Warns of Potential Mexico ‘Collapse’

Is it me, or are more and more headlines about economies and countries ‘collapsing’?  I know it’s there bread and butter to whip people into panic, but this is starting to feel a little over the top. Mexico is the most recent victim . Now, you wouldn’t catch me going to Mexico, given all of the press we’ve had about crime, druglords, kidnappings, etc but […]

January 4, 2009

Labour Costs and the Auto Bailouts

One of the central issues that materialize when people talk about the bailouts for the auto industry is the high cost of labour.  Apparently, the Big 3 pay the average worker $73 per hour, but we should all know this is only kind of true. (Of course, when brokerages, banks and insurance companies are bailed out, no one asks why certain traders and executives continue […]

January 4, 2009

Don’t fix the economy: Change it

This story from the Toronto Star was inspirational in that the real story – change – is making it to mainstream media. Here are some highlights: Neither the Conservative minority nor the opposition has proposed anything that will set Canada on a long-term path toward the kind of economy that will both provide for the well-being of Canadians and enhance and preserve the ecological community […]