Category Archives: Global Issues

A Response to Ontario’s Minister of Energy

Like all material coming out of the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Glenn Thibeault’s Thursday column requires careful scrutiny. With his sophomoric prose he attempts to refute the Fraser Institute’s report that concludes that closing the Nanticoke and Lambton coal generation stations had no statistical significant effect on air quality in Toronto and Hamilton. He fails.

The Weather in 2016: An Average Year for Storms

This is our third annual review of extreme weather events following on last year’s  summary of major storm activity, The Weather in 2015: Hardly Extreme. In this report we look at tornado’s, Atlantic hurricanes and Pacific hurricanes (typhoons) for 2016. As we will show, all storm activity was at or below average for the year.

Socialism: The Destruction of the Family

Socialism: One of the Two Great Destructive Forces of the Twenty-first Century

This post is the head of the thread on Socialism. The other great destructive force is Islamism: One of the Two Great Destructive Forces of the Twenty-first Century. Essays on Socialism are found through the links listed by topic below, in reverse chronological order of posting (most recent first) within topic. As a starting point the reader might read the short introductory note: Socialism: A Terminal Disease of Democracy.

The Weather in 2015: Hardly Extreme

 

Last year we made our first annual summary of major storm activity for the previous year, looking at tornado’s, Atlantic hurricanes and Pacific hurricanes (typhoons): The Weather in 2014: Extreme Hysteria but Not Extreme Weather. We now take a look at 2015 to see what kind of a year it was. As we will show, all storm activity was sightly below average for the year

Socialism: The Collectivist Aspect

We encountered the idea of collectivism in this article: The Tools Collectivists Use To Gain Power. In it, Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com, discusses the collectivist position versus the individualist position. The collectivist approach to politics and society forms the core of socialism which is the political expression of collectivist ideology. We won’t say more at this time but wanted to capture this insightful idea.

Table of Contents for This Series

 

Socialism: Taxes and Unemployment

There is an inverse relationship between taxation and unemployment in a socialist economy. An article by Martin Armstrong, Socialism v Capitalism, has prompted this essay.

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The 2030 Agenda

Today we became aware of this latest UN initiative (Zero Hedge: The UN Just Unleashed “The Global Goals” – The Elites’ Blueprint For A “United World”) replacing Agenda 21. Here’s your introduction to it:

This video is a visual and auditory cacophony, and as we shall see, of ideological positions that cannot succeed. There is the potential for much death and destruction before its failure is finally accepted.

Flash Point: The Muslim Demographic in Europe

We wish to capture a link to a study referenced in Zero Hedge and done by Pew research, that reviews the Muslim demographic in Europe: Europe’s Ethnic (R)Evolution – It Will Never Be The Same Again. As a percentage of total population, France has the most Muslims at 7.5% while Germany has the largest number in absolute terms (over 4.7 million). The map pictured in the study is most helpful.

The Minimum-Wage Fight, Chinese Factories, and the Rise of Robot

Below is a free email from Mauldin economics that we reproduce because we couldn’t find a link to it.

September 15, 2015

I was raised on a small vegetable farm near Tacoma, Washington. My father hired lots of high school kids to work the fields in the summer.

In February of 1968, when the minimum wage was increased from $1.40 an hour to $1.60 an hour, I overheard some of my father’s employees excitedly talking about the 20-cent raise they were about to receive.

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