A Brave New Digital Being

Once imagined as the internet of ideas that worldwide web of computers has morphed into a spidery war of mystery and characterless pseudonyms where ones personal friends and relatives invade transparently, the concreteness of their being fading beyond the stratosphere into cyberspace. Advertisements

The Prime Minister and Canada’s Expenditures

I’m writing this because I can’t stop thinking of what I witnessed on Canada’s business news channel as Mr. Morneau read his third Trudeau, Liberal Government budget while Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Trudeau; looking like a boy whose parents had insisted that he attend a function he didn’t understand, sat looking distracted in a … More The Prime Minister and Canada’s Expenditures

Blather About Tariffs On Steel

Yesterday’s presidential tariff tweets have been dismissed by most online media as counterproductive because tariffs would increase prices on imported steel and aluminum products resulting in the manufacture of fewer steel products and greater unemployment not less. All of the anti-tariff articles I read today highlighted Canada and the European Union as the greatest sources … More Blather About Tariffs On Steel

No Inflation

After nearly 35 years of shunning its victims, homelessness in Toronto is becoming institutionalized as media tell of government fashioning quieter, more polite words to depict “street people”, of impending frost and the locations of warming centers and safe injection sites.

The Good Old Days

Now that Mr. Trump’s fooled those who’ve been embarrassing themselves trying to embarrass him and his supporters, the real Mr. Trump is emerging, the man whose society is high society. To “make America great again” he’ll let his society keep more of what they want, money, and let the tax-free poor be happily employed for … More The Good Old Days

Happiness

TUESDAY, 25 DECEMBER, 2007 The Pursuit of Happiness Thomas Gainsborough The Morning Walk . 1785 Hearing presidential candidate, Obama stating that some American business executives are paid many times more in one day than the lowest paid worker earns in a year brought to mind Jane Austen, English novelist of the eighteenth & nineteenth centuries, … More Happiness