Monthly Archives: November 2017

Tax cuts to increase debt and share buybacks, not jobs

The president has held fast to his pledge even as top executives’ comments have run counter to it for months. Instead of hiring more workers or raising their pay, many companies say they’ll first increase dividends or buy back their … Continue reading

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ICE autos driven by humans: the deadliest weapon

With all the convenience and self-determination of human driven automobiles, it may be tempting to overlook that they have also been the most deadly weapon ever created. The internal combustion engine (ICE) motor car, driven by inherently erratic humans, has … Continue reading

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Independent access to information under threat

The internet continues to disrupt traditional business models, and local news coverage was predictably in line; today we learn that 35 community newspapers (print and on-line) have been closed in Ontario.  See:  Communities decry the closure of their newspapers.  Full … Continue reading

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Tesla trucks in Canada

Elias Demangos, president of Fortigo Freight Services, one of Canada’s larger trucking firms, on why his company has ordered trucks from Tesla. Here is a direct video link. Given the number of people that we drive by on highways today … Continue reading

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Next biggest loser…Canadian households most debt-heavy in the world

Time to get some financial consulting from those who are not paid to sell us debt and risk.  Listening to the banks/broker/dealers/auto sellers has dug undisciplined households a very deep hole.  Debt weight will continue to hold back our economy, … Continue reading

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Costa Rica: running on renewable energy 300 days and counting

Costa Rica currently generates more than 99 per cent of its electricity using five different renewable sources; hydropower (78%), wind (10%), geothermal energy (10%), biomass and solar (1%). In contrast, the United States generated about 15 per cent of its … Continue reading

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