Monthly Archives: June 2012

“The government you elect is government you deserve.”

So said Thomas Jefferson. Where does that put the French, Greeks, Italians and, closer to home, Ontarians? Recent election attempts abroad suggest the electorates are chaffing to get back to the kind of “government” that got them into their economic … Continue reading

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It’s a Trivial, Trivial, Trivial, Trivial World

Chris Haney and Scott Abbott invented a wonderfully pointless way to pass the time with their creation of the Trivial Pursuit board game. It was the ultimate in “low-tech” but it caught on like wildfire, making its franchise owners fabulously … Continue reading

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Future-Book

I didn’t join the crowd stampeding for F-Book stock recently. I wouldn’t likely have ventured my limited investment budget anyways, but I had a feeling The Book’s days in the starring role of social media are numbered. Here’s why: 1) … Continue reading

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The Perils of a Little Knowledge

You’ve heard the saying: “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing”. Such it is for Thomas Mulcair, mercilessly whipping his new favourite hobby horse, “Dutch Disease”, a vaguely-articulated academic observation now parading (for him, at least) as a full-blown economic theory. … Continue reading

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