Parchment in the Fire: Thomas Piketty’s real challenge was to the FT’s Rolex types | Comment is free | The Guardian

Thomas Piketty’s real challenge was to the FT’s Rolex types | Comment is free | The Guardian. If the FT’s attack on the radical economist’s ‘rising inequality’ thesis is right, then all the gross designer bling in its How To Spend It section can be morally justifiedre   The adverts in the FT and other ...

Alberta Diary: Advice to Canadian politicians and media: Proceed with caution on your support for Ukraine’s rebels

Anti-Government Ukrainians prepare to fight police in Kiev. Below: Rioters throw gasoline bombs at police in Ukraine; Alberta Labour Minister Thomas Lukaszuk. (Wikimedia photos.) You can bet money that when trouble is brewing abroad things are always far more complicated than local enthusiasts for one side or the other make them out to be. Here ...

The Disaffected Lib: Canada’s Sub-Prime Disaster Waiting in Harper’s Wings

One sector known for being a holdout on climate change is the financial community.   Some of the most outlandish denialist journalism has come (and too often still does) from once credible outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and Financial Post. But now they’re being overtaken by reality.  Denialism, no matter how loud and influential ...