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The New American Dream

In an October 3rd article, I was challenged by an Urban Country occasional reader and friend Kam on my definition of freedom. Kam wanted to know how I think people can achieve what I’ll call the “New American Dream”. To recap that article in a nutshell, the “New American Dream” is freedom from the banks, ...

Excessiveness and High Energy prices

With the rising prices of oil, you may have heard me say this before, but I don’t feel bad for people who are feeling crunched by the price of gasoline. Similarly, I don’t feel bad for the majority of people who were hit by sub-prime mortgages. Is it because I’m a hopeless cynic? Perhaps one ...

What’s wrong with America?

On CNN tonight, I saw an article about a single mother who was making $70,000 a year until she was laid off in February. She has now resorted to using a foodbank to feed her family (See the full story here). Sad story eh? Boo hoo. She can’t afford to pay her utility bills because ...

David Suzuki @ UofT 6

On Friday night I had the rare opportunity to see Dr. David Suzuki speak at the University of Toronto. Since it was my first-time watching Suzuki speak live, I figured I’d share my perspective on this wise and inspirational man. In the speech, entitled “Biosphere Crisis: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We ...

Why the U.S. needs Canada 1

I’ve had this debate many times over the last 10 years or so with several different people. The debate usually starts out with the statement “Canada would be nothing if the United States weren’t there to protect her“. The common perception for some is that Canada wouldn’t be able to protect itself if it didn’t ...

U.S. Housing bust

The U.S. Housing market in many cities across the United States has blown into an overinflated bubble, and we’ve recently seen indications that the bubble has in fact burst. According to RealtyTrac Inc., foreclosures in the U.S. have risen 62% in April compared with last year. The states that topped the list in foreclosures were ...

Economy over Environment?

The United States decided not to attend UN climate talks held in Montreal Canada where 10,000 UN delegates are meeting to discuss solutions to climate change. The United States, which ranks #1 in the world for CO2 emissions accounts for a quarter of all greenhouse gases said in a statement “The United States is opposed ...