Occupy Wall Street must liberate America|
gregfelton.com (November 28, 2011)
If the U.S. were a genuine republic, Congress would pass laws to protect the public, not exploit it, and the police would uphold the law and keep the peace, not break the law and foment unrest. Based on this rather obvious depiction of recent events, we may safely conclude that the U.S. is not a republic in any democratic sense of the word. As I show in my book The Host and the Parasite, the U.S. has degenerated into a police state run by a cabal that worships corporate greed and owes a prior allegiance to a foreign state—Israel. As Pat Buchanan famously observed in 1990: “Capitol Hill is Israeli occupied territory.” ....read more.
Bad news hides behind Chile’s good news
The Canadian Charger (October 22, 2010)
The rescue of 33 miners trapped for more than two months under Chile’s Atacama Desert gave the world a rare uplifting news story. The mobilization of an international effort to help people in dire circumstances made great copy, and helped everyone realize that human compassion is still alive. Despite the cheering and congratulations, the rescue is not the real story; it’s really just a fortuitous ending to a near tragedy. ....read more.
Degrowth—beyond the growth paradigm
Adbusters (July/August 2009) Go to original article
A new intellectual renaissance has begun, and it promises to do for the 21st century what the first one did for the 14th: reassert reason over dogma to redefine our collective frame of reference. The difference this time is that the dogma is economic not ecclesiastic, and the stakes for the planet are immeasurably higher. ...read more.
Lumbering dinosaurs fear extinction
Prince Rupert Daily News (July 8, 2002)
If asked to name the cause of the softwood lumber dispute, most would likely say Canada’s stumpage pricing system. The U.S. charges that stumpage amounts to an unfair subsidy for Canadian lumber producers at the expense of U.S. producers who have to pay market rates to harvest trees on private land. In fact, this is how the Canadian media, to its shame, has also cast the debate. ...read more.
Beware bearers of false security
Vancouver Courier (April 23, 2000)
Newspaper headlines speak of “panic” “meltdown” “staggering losses” and “free fall,” yet what did the world’s leading finance ministers say from their meeting in Washington, D.C.: “Everything’s going to be alright—there, there.” Well, not those exact words, but they might as well have been.... read more.
Book provides stock market crash course
Vancouver Courier (March 19, 2000)
I’ve been bothered for some time by the eerie similarity between events leading to the stock market crash of 1929 and the present eccentric state of North America’s stock markets. Problem is, I’m not sure how much faith I should put in this similarity, since history never repeats itself in exactly the same way.
Fate of economy is in the stars
Vancouver Courier (February 13, 2000)
If you look up on a clear night you can see Betelgeuse, the red supergiant in Orion’s right shoulder—that’s his right, your left. It’s hard to miss. Betelgeuse is one of the brightest stars in the northern sky—100 times the size of the sun. ... read more.
Canada can’t escape foreign domination
Vancouver Courier (September 5, 1999)
So far, the death of Eaton’s has elicited sadness for the passing of a national and family tradition, and castigation for founder Timothy Eaton’s inept grandchildren, who ran the department store chain into the ground. Isn’t that the way it always is? A man builds an empire, his sons enjoy it, and his grandsons squander it. ...
Free trade’s benefits don't bear close inspection
Vancouver Courier (July 4, 1999)
This July 1, I felt particularly unenthusiastic toward Canada’s birthday. The reason is simple: each year there is less of Canada to celebrate. The conservative democracy the Fathers of Confederation established in 1867 is unrecognizable, yet ostensibly this is what we commemorate. ...
Canada needs courage of its convictions
Vancouver Courier (February 7, 1999)
International agreements are best conducted among countries of relatively equal size and complementarity. This is especially true of bilateral agreements, because if one of the partners is substantially larger, the relationship can become exploitative for both parties. If you need proof, look behind the latest economic dust-up between Canada and the United States of Arrogance.
Liberals prefer to freeload instead of lead
Vancouver Courier (September 13, 1998)
Braveheart, which won best-picture
Oscar a couple of years ago, was notable for its scenes of
unsparing violence. Yet for all of the portrayals of physical
brutality, the most disturbing was the political violence the
Scottish aristocracy perpetrated against its own people.
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Surrender of sovereignty an unfair trade
Vancouver Courier (January 18, 1998)
Consider the following observation by author
Robert D. Kaplan from last monthís Atlantic Monthly: “The 500 largest corporations account for 70 percent of world trade. Corporations are like the feudal domains that evolved into nation-states; they are nothing less than the vanguard of a new Darwinian organization of politics.” ... read more.