Category: economy

Kevin O'Leary's "Cold, Hard Truth on Family, Kids and Money" - Some Sage Advice

August 26th, 2014
Yes, I know some of you readers may have some serious reservations about financial guru Kevin O'Leary's achievements in the financial world. As a major participant on "The Dragons' Den" and "Money Matters", O'Leary does come across as arrogant, thin ski… more »

A Product that Didn't Make the Grade

July 30th, 2014
This review is from: TaoTronics® TT-SH02 Universal Windshield & Dashboard Car Mount Cradle Holder for iPhone 5S 5C 5 4S 4 3GS, Samsung Galaxy Note II S4 S3 S2, HTC OneX EVO 4G Rhyme DROID RAZR, Google Nexus, LG Optimus, Nokia Lumia, Compact GPS 1.97… more »

Give Me the Condensed Version

July 20th, 2014
I have just finished up reading a good portion of Thomas Piketty's controversial tome on the current state of the world economic order. It is his opinion that historical data points to a major flaw in the system that could threaten to bring down the who… more »

Target and the Collapsing Middle-Class

July 19th, 2014
The Canadian version of Target appears to be a company that seems to have lost its way as a major player in the retail market. Some of the peanut gallery out there feel that this giant retailer has got things so wrong that they might as well fold its te… more »

David C. Robertson's "Brick by Brick" - Rebuilding LEGO

July 8th, 2014
As a child and then a parent and finally a grandparent I am all too aware of the iconic presence of the 'brick' in my life over sixty some years. The world's largest and best-known toy company has made a very good living out of producing billions of in… more »

A Big Idea That Could Easily Fail

June 25th, 2014
Vision without execution is hallucination.” - Thomas Edison I am presently taking a six-week mini-course on how the European Union works and doesn’t work. Initially, I took it to be better aware of the growing impact of this large continental trading… more »

The Real Story Behind Enbridge

June 18th, 2014
The Enbridge pipeline script has a couple of more pages to work through before it becomes a reality one way or the other. I have been following this story for over eight years now, ever since the environmental movement got organized back in 2006 and sta… more »

A MOOC on the Future of Europe

June 14th, 2014
MOOC is the acronym for massive open online courses as offered by over seventy universities worldwide. I have taken six so far and enjoyed a fair measure of success in each one as they attempt to offer another perspective on the world around me. These a… more »

Tough Man Meets Tough Man!

May 26th, 2014
Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine's billionaire Chocolate King and newly-elected president, meet Vladamir Putin, former head of the KGB, wealthy Russian oligarch and Russia's duly elected president extraordinaire. You might be forgiven if you thought these two… more »

An Explanation for the EU Paradox - Expansion Amidst Decline

May 26th, 2014
I am presently taking a six-week course from a French university on the subject of how the European Union works and doesn't work. Admittedly, I took it to be better aware of the growing impact of this large continental trading bloc on global affairs. Th… more »
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