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Let’s Hear It for the Right Brained Economists
March 11, 2014

Let’s Hear It for the Right Brained Economists

When I was in school, Economics was a purely left brained logical pursuit.  This always confused me because I knew …Read the Rest

Did the Berlin Wall Falling Help Create the Rise of the 1% in the US?
January 11, 2014

Did the Berlin Wall Falling Help Create the Rise of the 1% in the US?

When Communism dissolved and the Berlin Wall fell, the rush to capitalism began in the East.  In some Communist countries, …Read the Rest

Do Tips Compensate for Poor Pay?
December 31, 2013

Do Tips Compensate for Poor Pay?

Everyone these days seems to agree that salaries for service jobs are too low, particularly in the United States. …Read the Rest

Infrastructure: Important But Invisible
December 17, 2013

Infrastructure: Important But Invisible

Infrastructure has become an everyday subject for politicians.  Our cities, our countries, our homes – they all need maintenance and …Read the Rest

Recycled Ideas May Help Save the US
September 28, 2013

Recycled Ideas May Help Save the US

The United States is a country of extremes: politically, economically, religiously, geographically.  It seems that there are few things that …Read the Rest

Pulling Up the Ladder Behind Us
September 15, 2013

Pulling Up the Ladder Behind Us

Everyone thinks that the way things are now is the way they have always been.  You hear it in dismay …Read the Rest

Did the Federal Government Get It’s Penny Worth?
July 17, 2012

Did the Federal Government Get It’s Penny Worth?

There has been some recent controversy about whether the Canadian government got their money’s worth when they spent an estimated …Read the Rest

A Nation of Blanche DuBoises?
April 1, 2012

A Nation of Blanche DuBoises?

Every time I visit the United States, I get the feeling that they think Canadians are a nation of Blanche …Read the Rest

Race and Class: A Big Reversal Between the US and UK
October 23, 2011

Race and Class: A Big Reversal Between the US and UK

Over the past couple months, there have been more racially fuelled riots in London.  Now we have demonstrations on Wall …Read the Rest

Is Golf a Barometer of a Changing World?
August 8, 2011

Is Golf a Barometer of a Changing World?

While Tiger Wood’s story seems to dominate reporting about the golf world, it may have distracted us from a bigger …Read the Rest

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