Politics and its Discontents: Will History Repeat Itself?

Jeff Rubin, the former CIBC economist turned author, has suggested in his books that as energy costs rise, some manufacturing will return to North America. Indeed, there are growing signs that his prognostication will prove to be accurate. An article in the online edition of the Hamilton Spectator offers this assessment: Manufacturers are lining up ...

The Canadian Progressive: In Ottawa, An Evening with David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin: The ECO Tour

  (Edited) by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | Jan. 26, 2013: The Eco Tour comes to Ottawa! Join award-winning geneticist and broadcaster David Suzuki and award-winning, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin for an evening of discussion of how to create a truly sustainable future. The finer details:  What: An Evening with David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin: The ECO ...

350 or bust: David Suzuki & Jeff Rubin Address Our Economy’s Disconnect With Reality

I had the good fortune this week to be in the audience during Dr. David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin’s Eco Tour stop in Winnipeg, part of a cross-country book tour. Dr. Suzuki is a world-renowned geneticist and Canadian television personality who has hosted the CBC science show, The Nature of Things, for 31 years. He ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Celebration of Literacy

Despite its rather lengthy history, yesterday was the first time my wife and I attended Toronto’s Word On the Street, a celebration of books, literacy, and the dispelling of ignorance. As a retired English teacher and keen observer of the political machinations that envelop our society, it was very heartening to see so many thousands ...