Monthly Archives: April 2017

Technology transformation key to efficiency and sustainable economy

Canada can’t seem to catch a break these days. First came the secular downturn in commodity demand and prices starting in 2008 which caught an aging, oblivious population unaware. Next came a national obsession with self-destructive debt to pour into … Continue reading

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Graphic of religions advancing around the globe

Reminds of watching viruses spread. Fascinating visual. Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are five of the biggest religions in the world. Over the last few thousand years, these religious groups have shaped the course of history and had a … Continue reading

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West Australia: a cautionary tale for Canada and beyond

After the debt-fueled commodity boom: cash flows recede, asset values drop, only the debts remain. Property prices in WA have fallen while unemployment and cost of living expenses are high. It’s a perfect storm for those who invested at the … Continue reading

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Canada: under-saved, undiversified and unprepared for mean reversion

Canada enjoyed elevated cash flow during the late, great, global commodity boom 2002-2011.  That was then.  Cash flow is cyclical, and that cycle is over.  Unfortunately, Canada is unprepared for the secular mean reversion that follows secular booms.  Thanks to … Continue reading

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Oil cos forced to admit: electric vehicles are new normal

Remember the adage: “It’s hard to get a person to admit facts when their pay cheque depends on denying it”? Electric vehicles powered by renewable power makes so much more sense on every measure than old school ‘ICE’, that the … Continue reading

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AZ weather woman working around denial and apathy to spread climate facts

Amber Sullins gets a minute or two to tell up to two million people about some extremely complicated science, using the tools of her trade: a pleasant voice, a green screen, and small icons denoting sun, clouds, rain, and wind. … Continue reading

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