Jan 30

Guess What?

Europe’s now deflationary. We’re on the way. This doesn’t suggest your lettuce gets cheaper (it’ll actually cost more), but it…

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Jan 29

Help Me

Are you fed up with global macroeconomics, hairdressers who parse monetary policy better than the Fed and old retired snorts…

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Jan 28

‘Terrified’

At least we know more now about Poodlenomics. Why did the Bank of Canada abruptly cut its key rate, risking what…

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Jan 27

The Quick & the Dead

In a funk over lousy oil-induced earnings at Caterpillar, irritating Greek people and a blizzard, American stocks shed a few…

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Jan 26

Down She Goes

News you can use (as opposed to what you hear on Global): Mortgages dip. No, it is not because of the recent…

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Jan 25

Sheeple

  When I was in Ottawa the last time as an MP, sitting in the government lounge behind the green curtains…

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Jan 23

Panic

Let’s put a fork in this week. And our national creds at the same time. These are strange days here in…

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Jan 22

The Confusers

“You might be interested,” said a dude in Australia, “at how the news is being reported down here.” I was. When…

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Jan 21

The Second Coming

- Illustration by Gary Clement, @garyjoelclement The last time central bankers cut the rate was in April of 2009. You remember…

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Jan 20

The Shock

(Shot by blog dog Winston, of Edinburgh UK, on a recent trip to India) Hong Kong’s 7.2 million people are crammed…

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Jan 19

Harbingers

Harbingers. Things that hint of what’s to come. Like the first robin. Or, in this case, the first Re/Max agent…

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Jan 18

The Awakening

The average detached house in Vancouver touched $1,002,000 in December. At the same time inflation in Europe turned negative –…

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Jan 16

The Other Half

Katy’s sister-in-law is smart, but late. “She sent me to this blog recently,” says K, “and I need your input.” She’s…

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Jan 15

Leadership

Remember what I was telling you about deflation? Hope so. You might just need that knowledge. Soon. This has turned out…

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Jan 14

Seriously

“I am a huge fan of your blog, I read it every morning,” says Kellie, who (unlike Sophie) did not…

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Jan 13

The Fit

Those regulators are so sneaky. It’s like hair loss or middle age spread (not that I’d know either) – before…

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Jan 12

Over They Go

Cowtown Death Watch: While nobody relishes tough times for others, this was so predictable. Oil started a serious slide last…

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Jan 11

Extremes

If you lack a life and come here often you’ll notice something. So many people live in extremes. Homeowners dis…

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Jan 9

Careful What You Wish For

READER ADVISORY: If yesterday’s post made you suicidal and consider coming back as a Labrador retriever, don’t read the following.…

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