Daily Archives: March 11, 2016

Compromise and tolerance are necessary in democracy

Interesting discussion on Charlie Rose last night on ideas to break political impasse. It is necessary (and healthy) for intelligent leaders to hold, exchange and respect opposing views from those around them.  Intolerance is a sign of weakness not strength. … Continue reading

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Roof top gardens: more bright ideas

500,000 honeybees make the rooftop garden at The Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver their home from May through September. Introduced in June of 2008, the bees have since increased the productivity of the herb garden with pollination, as well as inspired … Continue reading

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Savings the ‘collateral damage’ of central bank policies

“We’ve seen this movie over and over again”– imprudent monetary policies encourage reckless behavior and a misallocation of capital resources so that risk seeking buyers and savings in our society become collateral damage of the quest to ‘rescue’ bankers at … Continue reading

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Massive opportunity in retooling to a sustainable economy

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has proposed a plan called ‘One Million Climate Jobs: a challenge for Canada’ that will help Canada reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by a 1/3rd and create sustainable climate jobs, allowing workers to transition away … Continue reading

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