Welcome to Canada’s First Nations renaissance

A new generation of First Nations leaders are showing us how to make the capitalist system work for the entire community

Welcome to Canada’s First Nations renaissanceChief Reginald Bellerose of the Muskowekwan First Nation spoke with obvious pride as he explained his vision of a new and better future for his people. I was standing with the Chief on a snowy vacant lot on the outskirts of Regina. Bellerose was taking a few of us on a tour of the Nation’s…

Has Russia reached a turning point?

Putin has maintained his iron grip on Russia by being the most ruthless in a sea of gangsters

Has Russia reached a turning point?The murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in the shadow of the Kremlin is so obvious an act of political gangsterism that future generations could well – in retrospect – view it as a turning point in the history of Russia and the West. With this killing the last veils are being ripped off…

Something’s wrong with capitalism

The most successful economies today are also the most indebted

Something’s wrong with capitalismIs it just me, or does the fabric of global capitalism seems to be unraveling? It seems the sovereign debt dragon was just sleeping and has now roared out of it’s den once again and is starting to snort fire all the way from Greece in the Euro zone, through the U.S. budget debates, to…

World crises a clash of moral values

Western ignorance of the moral character of the struggle is leading to many mistakes

World crises a clash of moral valuesWestern civilization has shaped the modern world. Unfortunately, that world and the liberal values that underpin it are facing violent existential threats today. The most dangerous of these threats are the rise of radical Islam and a newly menacing Russia. There is a growing sense of frustration, even resignation, in the public, a belief that…

A tale of two (possible) Canadian futures

A tale of two (possible) Canadian futuresLike Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, 2015 in Canada looks to be a study in contrasts. It is the best of times. According to wellbeing economist Mark Anielski, happiness is on the rise in Canada. Despite many dire threats to Canadians’ economic security, this northern nation ranks near the top of the charts in…

Putin’s Russia and the revival of history

His adventurism may revive the Cold War relic of an alliance of nations dedicated to an independent Free World

Putin’s Russia and the revival of historyThe Story of the Year in 2014 was – hands’ down – Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Not only did Russia’s shocking violence dominate the headlines, but it was also the source of almost every other major event in the latter half of 2014. Think for a moment of the consequences of Putin’s surprise annexation of Crimea.…
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