Posts Tagged ‘jobs’

“Big Government”

In Criticism, Culture, Financial, Fresh, Personal, Politics on September 29, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Watching Ontario’s political debate was painful. I’m annoyed that each candidate felt personally obliged to thank people for their questions. Oh, thank you so much, Sanjay, for that question that I will now proceed to ignore. The name-calling was excessive. With all due respect Mr. McGuinty, your energy plan shows that you’re a loser and your adam’s apple is WAY too big for your neck. They each blatantly plug “selling points” instead of answering questions. Hi Ontario, I’m going to fix everything using only five bullet points!

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American Infrastructure

In Advice, Financial, Fresh on May 20, 2011 at 10:14 AM

America’s in a rut. Despite the mixed economic numbers, long term growth is absent. More importantly, many unskilled workers don’t seem to have a place in the modern economy now that production has moved abroad. This piece published on Seeking Alpha highlights how to capitalize on the inevitable solution.

Politics in Numbers

In Politics on May 6, 2011 at 12:47 PM

As there is no shortage of opinions on what transpired this past Monday, here is a numerical look at Canada’s 41st General Election using the statistical stylings of the Harper’s index:

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Build it already – Whispers in the wind clearly annoyed at lack of progress with TTC

In City, Financial, Fresh, Personal, Popular Posts on April 10, 2011 at 9:59 AM

In Field of Dreams, when Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) heard whispers in the wind, he took a leap of faith. He cleared out his crop to build a baseball diamond, clinging to a completely irrational belief that somehow things will work out in the end. Real life doesn’t work that way.

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Strictly Monetary Part III: The Game of International Reserves

In Financial, Strictly Monetary: A Series on January 30, 2011 at 10:31 AM

Parts one and two covered the essentials about monetary systems and how we control them. But with exponential increases in the speed and amount of international trade, suddenly there is very little separating monetary policy from political games.

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Strictly Monetary Part II: The Mechanics of Money

In Financial, Strictly Monetary: A Series on January 26, 2011 at 11:59 AM

The global system of money is going through some drastic changes. This piece explains the tools our governments have to control the money supply and the price of money. After this, we’ll be ready to talk intelligently about some of the heavier global issues.

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Globalization: If he really loves her, he’ll be back

In Criticism, Financial, Fresh, Popular Posts on November 10, 2010 at 8:11 AM

If Globalization is like dating, Canada has some gorgeous features that make some countries jealous, and other countries eager. This allows her to get away with a lot. If he shows his desire openly, she makes him prove it. When he gets fed up, she’ll wait until they’ve both had time to cool off and then send a coy text message: how r u feelin?

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Chow Time

In Financial, Fresh on October 30, 2009 at 8:28 AM

I got this pamphlet in the mail. I live in the Trinity-Spadina riding, which is currently run by Olivia Chow. Normally, I just toss pamphlets like this away, but there was something compelling about the woman on the pamphlet. You see the way she has taken off her glasses and is pinching the top of her nose? As an accountant, I know exactly what that is about. That’s what you do when the numbers don’t make sense (or sometimes, you do that when you’re adding a really long list of numbers, and then you type something in wrong and have to start over).

Clear as Mud

In Criticism, Financial on July 15, 2009 at 9:44 PM

In the Monday, July 13th edition of the Globe and Mail I came across this article about how the economic slump is all but over. Then I clicked around, and came across this article about how Ottawa’s credit strategy (part of the overall stimulus package) isn’t working. The hole in the stimulus plan is that it won’t help small business, which is always a critical part of any nation’s economic recovery.

Same paper. One page points to a sign that the recession is over. Flip the page and it says we’re failing to get out of this mess.

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