Dr Nouriel Roubini is a world-famous economist. He is Professor of Economics at New York University's Stern School of Business and Chairman of Roubini Macro Associates. He was Senior Economist for International Affairs in the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration. He has worked for the International Monetary Fund, the US … Continue reading How to face a ‘Greater Depression:’ with a government of national unity.
In these worrisome time, let's say a HUGE "Thank You" to: Cheerful and polite grocery and drug store workers, especially to the young lady (the one wearing the hijab) who sprayed and wiped down the counter before checking me out; The warehouse workers and truck drivers who are working around the clock to refill the … Continue reading Thank you!
There's an interesting article by Murray Brewster on the CBC News website; he reports that "Canada's defence department does not feel bound by the Privacy Act when conducting overseas military intelligence operations involving Canadian citizens, a parliamentary committee has found ... [and] ... That revelation was disturbing enough for the National Security and Intelligence Committee of … Continue reading Interesting dilemma
Todd Purdom, who is an editor and political correspondent for Vanity Fair, reminded us, a dozen years ago, that the Rogers and Hammerstein musical 'South Pacific' had, then, some lessons for us. He reminded us, specifically, of the scene in which the American officers are trying to persuade the civilian planter, Emile De Becque to … Continue reading What are we for?
... on 6 February 1943, Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Louisburg, a little (less than 1,000 tonnes) flower class corvette, pennant number K-143, was sunk just off the coast of Algeria, near Oran. She was escorting a convoy, which had formed up in British waters and which included many troopships with soldiers and equipment destined, eventually, … Continue reading 77 years ago …
... to learn of the death of the Honourable John Crosbie. He was a fiery, funny, feisty and firmly committed Tory politician of a school that, sadly no longer seems to exist: He was a great and proud Newfoundlander and an ever greater Canadian. We shall not see his like again, I fear.
In a paper published by the Brooking Institution, Kharis Templeman of Stanford University says that "Taiwan will hold its presidential and legislative elections on January 11, 2020 ... [that's just hours from now] ... The incumbent president, Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), appears increasingly likely to prevail over her main challenger, Han Kuo-yu … Continue reading Taiwan election