Economics 101

Low interest rates: Beware

Jan 15, 2016 / 6:00 am

Artificially Low Interest Rates, part 2 In my last article, I wrote about the ways that government intervention and central bankers have artificially suppressed...

Artificially low interest rates

Dec 4, 2015 / 6:00 am

We presently live in an environment of global artificially-low interest rates. What does this mean? Well, governments and central banks around the world are...

Stock market not the worry

Sep 4, 2015 / 5:00 am

Three weeks ago, I penned a column, It’s Later Than You Think, to discuss what I felt was a significant economic event likely to occur before the end of...

It's later than you think

Aug 7, 2015 / 5:00 am

I’ve been writing about the potential for an upcoming financial crash for the past two and a half years. It would appear that we are closer than ever to...

Economic ecosystems

Jun 26, 2015 / 5:00 am

I’m continually taken aback and appalled by government’s complete lack of understanding of markets and business in general. This is only exceeded by...

Parking meter conundrum

Apr 17, 2015 / 5:00 am

Two days ago I drove downtown for a business meeting. When I returned to my car I had a parking ticket on my windshield. Being the critical thinker that I am, I...

Have a heart

Feb 20, 2015 / 5:00 am

Last week I walked by the Have a Heart Radiothon in the Orchard Park Mall. The goal of the radiothon was to raise funds for the pediatric ward at the Kelowna...

New boss same as the old boss

Jan 23, 2015 / 5:00 am

So Kelowna has selected a new city council and we can look forward to “change”. It amazes me how politicians cling to the word change when they are...

America has fallen

Jan 9, 2015 / 5:00 am

It is quite surprising that main stream media has paid little attention to this fact, but as of December 4th of 2014 the US economy is no longer the largest...

Long live gold

Nov 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

There is a little known landmark decision coming up in Switzerland on November 30th of this year which could affect the currency market around the globe. It...

Got currency broker?

Nov 14, 2014 / 5:00 am

This week I want to talk about the incredible volatility that we have seen in the currency market over the past few months. The reason that we are seeing such...

A wolf in sheep's clothing

Oct 31, 2014 / 6:00 am

The murder of Nathan Cirillo in Ottawa on October 22nd was a heart breaking tragedy for this soldier, his family and humanity in general. It’s hard to...

Hidden inflation

Oct 17, 2014 / 5:00 am

I’ve addressed inflation many times before in this column, but today I want to look at a little more camouflaged form of inflation. Twenty years ago I...

Impeach Christy Clark

Sep 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

So it looks like we are finally coming to the end of the government’s bullying of our teachers and our children as B.C. schools are poised to open next...

Show me the money

Jul 25, 2014 / 5:00 am

I’ve been monitoring the provincial school teachers strike quite closely and am surprised by the fact that one of the questions on the forefront of my...

Patriotism = Blind Faith

Jun 27, 2014 / 5:00 am

So once again the patriotic holiday season is upon us in Canada and the U.S. with Canada Day and Independence Day on the horizon. For the past couple of years...

Government shuns education

May 30, 2014 / 5:00 am

So here we go again, our teachers in District 23 will be invoking strike action once again on Monday. Even with all of the money that is stolen from us by...

A day in the life of a Cdn taxpayer

May 2, 2014 / 5:00 am

I awoke this morning hoping that it was simply a nightmare. Unfortunately it was no nightmare…it’s real…it’s Tax Time! Realistically...

Canada should mind its own beeswax

Mar 21, 2014 / 5:00 am

I’m not sure if you are up to date on what is going on in the Ukraine, but here’s a quick break down. Crimea, which is an autonomous republic in the...

Government: the most organized crime

Feb 21, 2014 / 5:00 am

Two weeks ago I was drinking a morning coffee in Calgary whilst reading the Calgary Herald. I nearly choked when I read an article that stated Alberta Premier...