Gambling the Future

Kunstler hits the nail on the head in his weekly post: Housing starts may still be weak, but the “gaming” industry is making great strides in places like the old Puritan commonwealth of Massachusetts, so soon we’ll have a virtually automatic economy of leisure-and-entertainment paid for by creaming off a small percentage of the quarters […]

Recession? What Recession? Let’s hear you say Recovery!

The media reporting on the state of the TSX is pitiful. Daily we hear either that it is rallying, or that some commodity or other is to blame for a slump. And every day, the pundits are able to tell another story, spin out another reason to bet your savings against the promise of growth. But the general feeling in the news rooms seems to be that the recession is over – don’t mix this up with unbridled optimism in the general public though. Governments would have to be getting nervous as their budgets show red for years to come, and the need to spend our way out of this mess is ingrained deeper with every cheque that is signed.

The Truth About the Pacific NorthWest and Climate Change

I love the Pacific Northwest and Southern BC, but the reality for this area in a climate change driven world, is that population influx may be the most serious issue to contend with. What if the American Southwest dries up, browns out, and those people now misting their patios in Arizona head to the still-green […]