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The New Normal in Messy Stock Markets

This week’s market mess was accompanied by the usual glut of pundits with wild, contradictory, or just plain goofy explanations as to the cause of market volatility. But a former colleague had the best explanation of all. When asked why prices rose he would say it’s because “there are more buyers than sellers” and when… Read More

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Trump Immigration Policy is out of Canada’s Playbook!

Trump’s populism may not be attractive — but his immigration policies are resonating with people Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper cleaned up Canada’s immigration mess and his smart template is what Trump’s State of the Union address this week aims to emulate When it comes to immigration, Donald Trump aspires to a Canadian-like process.Win McNamee/Pool… Read More

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Russia Cheats. Period. And Is Booted out of Olympics from Now On

Russian corruption will cast its shadow over South Korea’s Winter Olympics that will be held between February 9 and 25. For decades, the Games, notably the winter ones, have handed Russia its greatest public relations coups. Unable to deliver decent living standards or democracy to its people, the Kremlin has concentrated instead on gold medals… Read More

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Peter Diamandis on 2018 Forecast from Silicon Valley

Technological advances are accelerating at a rapid pace and this year will be no exception. Fasten your seatbelts because here’s a forecast of major trends from Peter Diamandis, one of Silicon Valley’s most influential thinkers and entrepreneurs. Communications: A fifth-generation wireless system, called 5G will roll out this year, allowing users to download a movie in… Read More

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Canada grants won’t build Silicon Valley North, but more Bombardiers

Silicon Valley North? Not one that;’s funded by taxpayers,Postmedia files Canadian governments have historically demonstrated two aptitudes: Raising taxes and giving away grants without proper controls. The latest spree involves the rush to join the ranks of technologically advanced nations. A worthy goal, badly executed by bureaucrats who are handing out billions of tax dollars… Read More

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Ukraine’s Rotten Parliament Can and Must Be Replaced

Democracies guarantee freedom of speech for their elected politicians by granting them immunity from libel or slander for statements made inside their legislative chambers. This privilege was established centuries ago in Britain to protect the people’s representatives from the monarchy, House of Lords, and other powerful vested interests. Ukraine, on the other hand, has perverted… Read More

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1973 deja vu: cover up, prosecutor, tapes that could sink a Presidency

In the page-turner called the Trump Presidency, few weeks have matched the most recent one. First there was a book describing Trump’s personality disorders, and then there was the release of a revealing Senate Judiciary Committee transcript about Russian connections that Republicans were suppressing. Both point to the fact that it’s looking like 1973 again:… Read More

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