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Singularity U Hub piece: Regs on Tech and why

The world’s first stop sign appeared in Michigan around 1915, decades after the first privately owned passenger car came into being. Ever since, laws and regulations have piled up concerning everything from insurance requirements to vehicle safety, road safety, and driver education. Such is the natural order of things. First come the transformative technologies—in this case, the… Read More

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Ukraine is being hollowed out by push-pull of corruption and Euro jobs

Ukrainians continue to “vote” with their feet by leaving, and the numbers are escalating due to pessimism at home and active recruitment by Europe. Fresh polls register a devastating rejection by 71 percent of Ukrainians regarding the country’s political direction and even greater distaste for its leaders. The 81 percent polled disapprove or somewhat disapprove of President… Read More

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Canadian tax dollar giveaway to Future tech accelerator — a boondoggle

Wavefront bust shows that government can’t spend its way to innovation Diane Francis: Wavefront has been at the government trough for years and its bankruptcy press release was unapologetic; it’s history is eyebrow raising   Former president and CEO of Wavefront James Maynard.Danny Bradbury for National Post When I wrote recently that government grants to “fake startups”… Read More

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Canada hasn’t got its act together to develop resources and latest fiasco proves that

Kinder Morgan’s divestment from Trans Mountain a huge black eye for Canada Diane Francis: The ownership of the pipeline was never the issue, and Ottawa’s participation pours more gasoline on the flames A aerial view of Trans Mountain tank farm is pictured in Burnaby, B.C.THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward Diane Francis June 1, 2018 10:40… Read More

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Ukraine and West must end odious Russian natural gas scam

Four years after Ukrainians protested in the streets against jaw-dropping corruption, the most odious scheme of all—the corrupt natural gas market—continues to siphon billions from Ukraine. These proceeds underwrite a sophisticated bribery scheme in Russia and Ukraine, and more recently help subsidize Russia’s war and occupation against Ukraine. The heist was devised years ago by mafia kingpin… Read More

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