Hellberta: February mid-month round-up: Greece burns, Alberta gambles & Canada trades soul for Pandas

Well it would appear that China has finally found a spot to park it’s unwanted USD. That would be here in good old Canada and all it cost them was leasing us two Pandas. What a deal! Back in 2011 I wrote a quick post about why Canada’s economy is good, bad and bullshit. A ...

Hellberta: In a war of ideology, everyone loses

Not long ago a naive younger version of myself decided he would be ‘left-wing’.  For many years I subscribed to this ideology. I amongst many others took part in partisan flame-wars on news article comments. “Everyone on the right doesn’t have a clue”, I told myself. Five years later, my perspective has changed considerably. I ...

Hellberta: A rundown on Alberta’s future

So the deed is done, the U.S. has now officially been rated AA+ for an entire trading day during which the S&P took the ratings axe to many U.S. institutions. Many people who have read this blog probably look at it with an overly negative outlook. Please now look back at all of my posts ...

Hellberta: A conflict over ethical oil

By now anyone who follows energy, economics, or the environment has probably heard the term “ethical oil”. If you are not familiar with it; it was coined by Ezra Levant in his book Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada’s Oil Sands. It also coined a lesser known term “conflict oil”. Recently a new blog came ...