Archives for: October 2010, 28

Richard A. Posner's "Failure of Capitalism" - Lessons for Change

October 28th, 2010
Here is one of the first accounts of the recent global financial meltdown that hasn't been written by a so-called expert or insider. Posner, a prominent American jurist, brings to the discussion on this epic series of events a detached and cerebral view… more »

Per Petterson's "Out Stealing Horses" - Haunted by the Past

October 28th, 2010
This is a complex story that spans half a century of adventure and misadventure, covers three generations of memories, involves the entwining emotions of two families, and occupies a small chunk of land on the border of Norway and Sweden. Instead of tou… more »

A Fait Accompli!

October 28th, 2010
If the Liberals only had a collective brain and a plan! This party is where it is today because it hasn't answered the bell in terms of providing a suitable alternative to forming government. All along, it has been nothing but a poacher of other partys'… more »

The Test of all Time!

October 28th, 2010
The RCMP have made a case against a PEI inmate for the murder of three Toronto prostitutes back in the 1990s, and all because of the power of a person's DNA to be exclusively theirs. Let's widen the search of all Canadian maximum security institutions f… more »

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - Great Companion to the Novel

October 28th, 2010
I found myself fixed to the screen when I watched this movie. This film adds a very special dimension to the original story that movie versions don't often achieve: it took me inside the story and the minds of some of the key characters like Solander an… more »

Does Canada need more free trade?

October 28th, 2010
There is rumor that Canada is about to strike a deal with the EU over freeing up trade. This could be an obvious ploy to establish new offshore labor markets for the big Canadian corporations as they rush to protect their bottom-line in recessionary tim… more »

Income Tax Rebate Better than a HST Cut?

October 28th, 2010
While I have some reservations about the HST, I'm all for an income tax cut, especially when I am heading into retirement. For all the HST naysayers, show me why I shouldn't be happy about a 15% reduction on my provincial income tax. Maybe I'll vote for… more »

Should Canada purchase state-of-the-art jet fighters?

October 28th, 2010
Purchasing the F-35s now rather than later seems like a no-brainer. If we all agree that we are moving into an increasingly dangerous world that might require an increased combat role for Canada, purchasing a fighter plane of the future at today's price… more »

A Time to Step Back?

October 28th, 2010
The main problem with the HST is its terrible timing. While it may generate a few million for the provincial coffers, it does little to encourage consumer spending at the Main Street level. This government hasn't shown me yet how its revenue haul minus… more »
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