Economics 101

Let them eat cake

May 31, 2012 / 5:00 am

As much as I would strictly like to address economic topics in this article, I have to face the fact that a cast of characters plays a roll in economics today....

No global economic recovery

No global economic recovery

May 17, 2012 / 5:00 am

In this article I want to provide a clear picture of the global economy. I’m seeing it on TV, hearing it on the radio, and being lectured to at a recent...

Austerity comes to Canada

Apr 5, 2012 / 5:00 am

I’m going to alter my focus today from global economic issues and zero in on a topic that hits home for all Canadians. The recent mugging of Canadians as...

Deflation: friend or foe?

Mar 22, 2012 / 5:00 am

As we draw closer to the inevitable financial catastrophe that lies ahead of us, we will likely hear plenty about the pure evil of deflation and how it must be...

Bell tolls not for Greece alone

Mar 8, 2012 / 5:00 am

In my very first economics class at university we were given the definition of economics. Economics: “the study of the distribution and allocation of...

Don't blame capitalism

Don't blame capitalism

Feb 23, 2012 / 5:00 am

I fear that as the global financial system continues to crumble, and believe me it will get a lot worse, capitalism will increasingly be viewed as the culprit....

What they've done to my dollar

What they've done to my dollar

Feb 9, 2012 / 5:00 am

In my last article I said that I would address the issue of why in recent history, the 50's through the mid 80's, it was possible to raise a family on a...

I got a raise!  Or did I?

I got a raise! Or did I?

Jan 26, 2012 / 5:00 am

I intend to spend the next few columns writing about inflation. What is it? How does it occur? Does it even need to exist? Let’s first address the...

Global financial crisis debunked

Global financial crisis debunked

Dec 15, 2011 / 5:00 am

Sovereign Debt, Skyrocketing European Bond Yields, Currency Pegging, Corporate and Bank Bailouts, Currency Wars, Austerity Programs - what does all of this mean...