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Accidental Deliberations: On technological preferences

Shorter Diane Francis: I don’t much like Facebook, but this Google machine is neato. I just typed in “Harper Conservative Talking Points”, and it practically wrote my column for me!

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading.

– Mark Gongloff takes a look at social mobility research from multiple countries, and finds that there’s every reason for concern that inheritance is far outweighing individual attributes in determining social status. And Left Futures notes that the problem may only get worse as our corporate overlords become . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

The Disaffected Lib: No, Nay, Never.

Dual-citizen and pundit, Diane Francis, maintains that Canada should merge with (into) the United States.   She seems to think North American union is vital to protect our economy against state-run economies such as China’s and Russia’s.

In an excerpt from the book published by the National Post, Francis argues that the antidote to this . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: No, Nay, Never.

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading.

– Not surprisingly, plenty of commentators have weighed in on the latest set of Senate scandals engulfing Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin, Nigel Wright and Stephen Harper among others. Diane Francis takes the opportunity to point out that the Senate is an institutional anachronism (a point with which I of . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: canada needs national leadership on energy and natural resource development.

TweetIf there ever was a time for Canada to show national leadership on the energy file, now is it. Why Nexen sale can’t be allowed Diane Francis, Financial Post · Jul. 28, 2012 The proposed takeover of Nexen Inc. by China National Offshore Oil Co., or any other like it, cannot be allowed. If the . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: canada needs national leadership on energy and natural resource development.