A Command From On High

This morning the news on Canada’s Business News Network in a printed caption, televised like a  neon sign, keeps flashing an admonishment to get cracking on trade from the World Bank and the International Monitary  Fund to elected politicians attending the G 20 meetings amidst anti G20 protests  on Hamburg, Germany’s  streets.    

Yesterday all my Canadian television stations: CTV.- BNN. and CBC gave non-stop coverage to President Trump’s giving classified information to visiting Russian officials. With today’s endless list of  online world-media headers announcing the Comey memo documenting the president’s request that Comey stop the Flynn Russia enquiry, I had some difficulty recollecting yesterday’s Russia Trump news. … More

Trump Trade Terror

I’ve suspected that the global ridicule directed at Donald Trump, now President Trump, has been motivated by fear of his wanting to renegotiate NAFTA, in effect seeming to oppose Free Trade that old Victorian Era battle cry of British manufacturers. The results of the first round of the French election with the middle of the … More Trump Trade Terror

Where is Canada?

Like the United States Canada, land of The Consumer – Traveler enticed by world marketers may not exist as a nation. In his recent visit to India Canada’s Defence minister is accused of being a Sikh nationalist – Sikh nationalism,  associated with Canadian soldiers 2 1/2 years ago in Canada’s The National Post, not Canadian … More Where is Canada?

Free Trade, Tariffs and the Income Tax

Rereading about the history of  England in the 19’th century, I was reminded of the beginnings of that now famous economic cry “free trade” as imports free of tariffs produced a financial  loss to England’s treasury which  had to be made up by new sources of government income such as the now ubiquitous income tax.

A Windfall For Bernie

All the talk about Bernie Sanders winning big on the $15.00 an hour minimum wage has brought back an experience that I had about ten years ago at an LCBO in the Union Station’s now out of use east platform. As I was checking out some beer the woman cashier was talking to someone just … More A Windfall For Bernie