If the escalating tensions between the United States and China aren’t causing you concern yet, you’ve not been paying attention. There’s a lot going on right now in our Covid-besieged world. Antagonism between the United States and China is only one source of concern. The broken relationship between the US and Iran is another. Iran […]Read more "Biden is on the verge of making the same dangerous mistakes as the presidents before him"
By Robert Dalheim of Woodworking Network, «The extreme price increases, as reflected in today’s producer price index report and other sources, are harming contractors on existing projects and making it difficult to bid new work at a profitable level,» said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. «While contractors have kept bids nearly flat until now, […]Read more "As Lumber Prices Hit Record High, Homebuilders Urge Biden To Intervene"
Would help us deal with loss of Keystone XL and provide added benefit of displacing imported oil from Saudi Arabia «The revoking of Keystone XL’s permit by U. President Joe Biden his first day in office highlights the risk for Canada of depending on a single country for its petroleum product exports,» wrote Miguel Ouellette in […]Read more "Diane Francis: Why it’s time to resurrect Energy East"
A cascade of government failures ensured Canada will be gripped by COVID-19 long after the rest of the G7 has reopened Canada is now so far behind the rest of the developed world in its vaccination rollout that it’s generatinginternationalheadlines. As you might have noticed if you’re a Canadian, not many of us are vaccinated against […]Read more "How Ottawa’s mistakes ensured you’ll likely be vaccinated six months later than everyone else"
Rail poised to become more important way to send Canadian oil to U. President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline is sparking renewed interest in shipping Canadian oilsands crude by rail, and that comes with its own environmental risks. have increasingly turned to trains to move their crude, with oil exports by […]Read more "Keystone XL’s death sparks rush to ship oilsands crude by rail"
In a new paper published in the International Journal of Global Warming, Carnegie Mellon University’s David Rode and Paul Fischbeck argue that making such forecasts can be counterproductive. Rode and Fischbeck, professor of Social & Decision Sciences and Engineering & Public Policy, collected 79 predictions of climate-caused apocalypse going back to the first Earth Day […]Read more "The risks of communicating extreme climate forecasts"
Will Ottawa borrowing $100 million more produce more benefits than leaving the money with Canadians to spend? A trillion. Or, if you like, a thousand billion. Or, the one I find most impressive, a million million. President Joe Biden’s proposed COVID package is US$1.9 trillion , though the Wall Street Journal argues only a measly US$825 billion […]Read more "William Watson: 1,000,000,000,000"
Those who heed current consensus forecasts of persistently low price growth could be in for a rude awakening. ZURICH — Current forecasts by many banks, central banks, and other institutions suggest that inflation will not be a problem in the foreseeable future. The International Monetary Fund, for example, expects global inflation to remain subdued until the end […]Read more "Will Inflation Make a Comeback?"
Covid cases have dropped 77% in six weeks. Experts should level with the public about the good news. In large part because natural immunity from prior infection is far more common than can be measured by testing. Testing has been capturing only from 10% to 25% of infections, depending on when during the pandemic someone […]Read more "We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April"
Why buy gold? The Relevance of Gold as a Strategic Asset report released by the World Gold Council offers four reasons to add gold to your portfolio. What makes gold a strategic asset in the first place? The World Gold Council provides a quick summary of gold’s qualities. Gold benefits from diverse sources of demand: as […]Read more "Four Key Reasons Gold Can Enhance Your Portfolio"