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Writings of J. Todd Ring: Credit card size sheets of gold for uncertain times

A Swiss-based company has introduced credit card size sheets of gold that can be broken like a chocolate bar into 1 gram pieces, and they are rapidly growing in popularity across Europe – especially in Germany, where the people still remember the massive devaluation of the currency and the pain of hyperinflation. The current market . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Credit card size sheets of gold for uncertain times

The Scott Ross: Canada’s Innovation Is Patent-ly Declining

Starting in 1902, Albert Einstein spent seven years as a Swiss patent clerk, not only did it pay well but his “cobbler’s trade” as he referred to it, gave him ample time to do his scientific work.

With less and less patents being applied for in Canada, Einstein gives hope, albeit slim to Canada’s . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Canada’s Innovation Is Patent-ly Declining

The Scott Ross: Cold Conservatism & Canada Without A Jacket

Most Canadian kids don’t leave home without their mother telling them, “Don’t forget your jacket.” Always offering the reminder so her child doesn’t catch a cold. Canada may not have a mother looking out for us, at least on this continent, but Stephen Harper is a big boy and he should know better that in . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Cold Conservatism & Canada Without A Jacket

The Scott Ross: A Conservative Canada Is An Uncompetitive One

It’s odd that Conservatives advocate competition in the economy when under this Conservative government our economy has only become less competitive.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has recently lowered Canada’s ranking in global economic competitiveness from 12th last year to 14th place in 2012. This has been part of a steady decline since 2009 . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: A Conservative Canada Is An Uncompetitive One

The Scott Ross: The Conservative Economic Record

Sept 2012: Unemployment is up at 7.4%; it has been increasing since June while American unemployment has only gone down.

July 2012: Worst trade deficit ever in Canadian history at $2.3 billion.

2012: GDP growth rate is declining (PDF pg 22). Canada is no longer the fastest growing economy in the G7; it is now . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Conservative Economic Record

The Scott Ross: Liberals, No One Forgets The Common Refrain

You don’t spread a message by only saying it once.

This Conservative government has created Canada’s largest deficits, the largest government and has spent more money than any other Canadian government before it.

On the most important things people don’t just speak up and than sit back down smug that they changed the world. . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Liberals, No One Forgets The Common Refrain

Canadian Progressive World: What We Missed: OWS Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011, with minor updates made on October 1, 2011. It is the first official, collective statement of the protesters in Zuccotti Park.

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: What We Missed: OWS Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

The Scott Ross: Opposing Supply Management & Economic Principles

While supply management is bad for our economy, the discussion around it has at least managed to supply how the majority who oppose it are intellectually dishonest.

For the Conservatives, libertarians, Liberals, and the like who are now so vocal in their opposition to supply management, a relatively minor economic program, one must wonder where . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Opposing Supply Management & Economic Principles

World Headlines Review: Bangladesh: Dabbling in Dhaka Stock Markets

A classic stock market boom-bust cycle is underway in Bangladesh, inciting riots after the closure of the country’s main markets in Dhaka and Chittagong this week.  The picture painted by the charts and reports from Bangladesh make for an abject lesson in how markets fluctuate and are driven by salesmanship and sentiment.

The chart below . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Bangladesh: Dabbling in Dhaka Stock Markets

World Headlines Review: Tunisia and Algeria: North African States of Unrest

Reports of civil unrest and suicidal protests in Algeria and Tunisia these past two weeks are highlighting the precarious conditions under which many people across the world live: on the verge of starvation, hopelessly unemployed and frequently homeless.  For decades these two neighboring nations have been considered relatively stable, if authoritarian African countries; with education . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Tunisia and Algeria: North African States of Unrest