Daily Archives: May 14, 2015

Fossil fuel receiving 4x the taxpayer subsidies of renewables

According to 2013 data, globally the coal, oil and gas industries benefited from subsidies of $550bn, four times those given to renewable energy.  And here’s a stat that Obama watchers can chew on:  although in 2009, President Obama called on … Continue reading

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TEDx: The hidden power of siblings

Sending love to my own older brother and younger sisters today. Some interesting dynamics here to ponder… Were you the favorite child, the wild child or the middle child? At TEDxAsheville, Jeffrey Kluger explores the profound life-long bond between brothers … Continue reading

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Canada’s TSX having its 19th nervous breakdown

This morning we have news that wholesale prices in the US deflated .4% in April–the 5th decrease in the past 6 months and–a  decline of 1.3% over the past 12 months; far short of the Fed’s stated inflation targets.  Bonds … Continue reading

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Some insight on relative purchasing power

A helpful reminder of why the North American consumer is so key to global demand trends. When North American spending falls, the world economy catches the flu. Middle class is a favorite term of politicians and economists alike, but there … Continue reading

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