Biden is on the verge of making the same dangerous mistakes as the presidents before him

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"

As Lumber Prices Hit Record High, Homebuilders Urge Biden To Intervene

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"

How Ottawa’s mistakes ensured you’ll likely be vaccinated six months later than everyone else

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"

The risks of communicating extreme climate forecasts

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"

William Watson: 1,000,000,000,000

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"

Will Inflation Make a Comeback?

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?"