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Two belt tightening families: Which one looks most like government?

Published on April 28, 2012 By johnastapleton

Families, it is said, have to tighten their belts in tough times. Some think that government should do the same. Countries like Canada and the United States, like almost all rich countries, borrow money. In some ways, the lure of being able to raise capital is why they became countries in the first place. Once […]

Flying into Neverland: The precious and vacuous world of In-flight Magazines

Published on March 29, 2012 By johnastapleton

Flying into Neverland: The precious and vacuous world of In-flight Magazines “Toronto is embracing its gritty history with a new affection, a nostalgia that trumps even Trump and the other glittering downtown gems that thumb their noses at the – recession? What recession?“ Toronto the Great From Parkdale to the Park Hyatt, Toronto embraces both […]

Be Careful what you wish for….Conrad Black should keep his Order of Canada

Published on March 29, 2012 By johnastapleton

After following the debate closely, I do not believe that Conrad Black should be divested of the Order of Canada. The temptation to remove  him from the Order is palpable. He is a convicted felon in the US. He renounced his Canadian citizenship. And now, he has written yet another tome where his self-serving weaknesses […]

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