Finding the Right Bush

As a young reporter, I traveled across Canada with the late, great Tommy Douglas, and I can still remember how stirring his speeches were. His rhetoric was richly illustrated by anecdotes, and one of the stories he toldĀ  came to mind this morning as i pondered the mess America is in. The story, as I […]
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Japan Says Goodbye to a Half Century of Smoke and Mirrors

Back in the Sixties, I sat in wonder as a young financial genius explained the magic of “leveraging.” From what I was able to gather, all you had to do was get hold of a hundred dollars and use it as security to borrow a thousand dollars, then use the thousand dollars to borrow a […]
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I Guess Half a Loaf is Better than Nothing, But…

There’s an old saying that “a camel is a horse built by a committee.” And if you look at the final stimulus plan resulting from compromises between Democrats and Republicans, you’ll see how true the old saying is. If ever there was a camel that started out as an attempt to design a horse, this […]
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