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Thoughts about Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and the World

Ideas on “underdeveloped” countries

Not their fault

These columns originally appeared in the Guelph Mercury.


May - Is it Time to start Worrying about Government Deficits?


November - There's Lots we could Learn from China

October - Hope I'm Wrong About This

August - What Really Matters?

May - Is Canada right to reject the bank tax?

April - Are equalization payments really too high?

February - We Could have been Greece

January - Demystifying the HST


December - Afghanistan Needs Exports

October - Immigrant Pensions

October - Is It Over Yet?

September - Iranian Nuclear Program

August - Return of the Monster Profits

June - Let's fix the gun registry

April - China could be key to our economic recovery

March - Do We Need to Worry about the Deficit?

January - Lessons from the financial crisis


December - Why do we need government economic stimulus?

July - The inequality wolf has arrived

May - Are high corporate taxes killing jobs?

April - The 'D' word

April - Are we headed for health care hell?

Solar thermal generating station
Solar thermal generating station near Seville, Spain


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