Monthly Archives: October 2010
The following article projecting Canadian Federal debt and deficits as a fraction of GDP appeared in Feb 2010 here. I want to keep tabs, remember the forecasts, so that we might check their math later. The implicit assumption is a … Continue reading
My younger brother has a marvelous, beautiful young child, and through some osmotic process that I don’t understand, came to understand some things earlier than I, despite his being four years my junior. Better late than never.
“In Xanadu did Kublai Kahn a stately pleasure dome decree…” Coleridge Our western view of oriental history really sucks, pardon the phrase. Western teachings are so self-centred. Canadian kids are forced to memorize a whole bunch of names and dates, … Continue reading
Will someone please shut Krugman up A view from Britain by Jeremy Warner, at the Telegraph. Read the rest here.
McGuinty’s Men – Voter Beware In two of the most prominent Ontario cities, Toronto and Ottawa, the McGuinty Liberals are trying to get their men in. In Ottawa it looks like a done deal for Jim Watson, a testimony to … Continue reading
Ramesh Ponnuru & Rich Lowry have written a brilliant account of current American politics in National Review Online. Here is but a sample: The liberal journalist Peter Beinart noted that for decades Democratic leaders had treated the American public’s latent … Continue reading
I realize as I read news and think about it and talk about current events with others that there exists a conceptual gap between how I think about things, and how others might, particularly those with whom I disagree on … Continue reading
Our dog Mouse (our last was Wolf, son of Bear, dog of RedBeard) frequently gets walked at the Bruce Pit dog park in Ottawa. If you have a dog, you should know that they (and you!) are much happier and … Continue reading
It was a lovely sunny day, the wind was highly variable, oscillating between just to port and starboard of “right on the nose” from the Nor’west, as always seems the case when heading up through the shoals just outside the … Continue reading