Tag: financial crisis

November 3, 2011

Another Gentle Coup …

Rumour has it that Greece leader Papandreou’s days may be numbered. Is it because he believes in democracy or because he doesn’t want to cave to lenders?

March 31, 2009

Chicago Sun-Times Files for Chapter 11

In this story , we learn about the latest chapter … chapter 11 that is … in the saga of the Conrad Black affair. For those policy wonks in Ottawa who are even remotely thinking about extending a penny to the folks at CanWest, this should act as a reminder that this company (and other media companies in this country and the US) were having […]

March 29, 2009

That’s No Angry Mob … It’s a Movement

More and more people are asking why we should be bailing out any corporation when we have legitimate processes for managing this:  Chapter 11 in the US and Insolvency in Canada . This story identifies how people are starting to band together , organize proper protests and offer significant opposition to what is happening in the US (and what should start happening in Canada as […]

March 27, 2009

From Avaaz: Save the CBC

OK … let the petitioning and Facebook pages begin, but nothing’s going to change until we get rid of the Cons. Amid several beefs about this situation is the simple fact that the Cons (with the support of the Liberals) are spending billions of OUR DOLLARS on tax cuts and enriching the upper class, but when they promise to create jobs, this is how they […]

March 26, 2009

The Big Takeover

I’ve been saying/thinking this for a bit, and I feel a little relief to see someone more ‘mainstream’ voice concerns about the level and intent of bailouts, the intended recipients and the ultimate point of capitalism. Yes, we’re at that moment where it’s now time to wonder if we’re entering a game-changing period era (not month, year or couple of days like the Cons might […]