Category Archives: News & Views

Soft Despotism – Democracy’s Death

Reading time: 5,643 words, 19 pages, 13 to 22 minutes. Democracy is dead. ‘Soft despotism’ replaced it. Most people have never heard of soft despotism, yet we are constantly enslaved by it without our knowledge. We are so immersed in … Continue reading

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Ebola Panic

Reading time: 4,086 words, 12 pages, 10 to 16 minutes. You need to prepare for an Ebola panic. I emphasize the word ‘panic’, not pandemic. You need to prepare now before the panic escalates and makes it difficult and more … Continue reading

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How to Identify Incompetent People

Reading time: 6 pages, 2,454 words, 6 to 10 minutes. Incompetent people develop coping strategies and have characteristics that enable you identify them. Incompetent people can be detrimental to you, your health and your wealth so it’s in your best … Continue reading

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Alibaba Fraud?

Reading time: 574 words, 2 to 3 minutes, 2 pages. Alibaba, Chinese, DotCom and IPO are four words that should ring alarm bells with investors. 1) Alibaba claims they’re a combination of eBay and Amazon and last year their customers … Continue reading

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Socialist Envy, Canadian Style

Reading time: 3,420 words, 9 pages, 8 to 14 minutes. Over the past seven years, I’ve written extensively about the various causes of the so-called ‘Great Recession’. It’s more than a cyclical recession; it’s a Stealth Depression and this last … Continue reading

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The Cupcake Index

Reading time: 579 words, 2 pages, 1 to 2 minutes. You may have heard about the ‘Skyscraper Index’, but I bet you haven’t heard about the ‘Cupcake Index’. That’s because I just invented it. The Skyscraper Index According to Wikipedia, … Continue reading

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The Basis of Conspiracy Thinking

Reading time: 3,663 words, 9 pages, 8 to 15 minutes Our human ability to recognize patterns is both a great strength as well as a debilitating weakness as seen in our tendency for ‘conspiracy thinking’. This article is another covering … Continue reading

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