Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Touted CCS Technology Not Working As Boasted About

SNC-Lavalin-built carbon capture facility has ‘serious design issues’: SaskPower Despite conflicts, SaskPower gives SNC another multi-million dollar contract – Mind you, the fact there’s legal action in the cards hasn’t stopped SaskPower from awarding the firm a $4 million portion of the $45-million Island Falls Powerhouse Concrete Rehabilitation project. Nor did a September 2014 SaskPower ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Touted CCS Technology Not Working As Boasted About

SNC-Lavalin-built carbon capture facility has ‘serious design issues’: SaskPower Despite conflicts, SaskPower gives SNC another multi-million dollar contract – Mind you, the fact there’s legal action in the cards hasn’t stopped SaskPower from awarding the firm a $4 million portion of the $45-million Island Falls Powerhouse Concrete Rehabilitation project. Nor did a September 2014 SaskPower ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Naomi Klein on Neoliberalism, the Shock Doctrine and Disaster Capitalism

Normally I post only essays that I have written on my blog, but this deserves to be an exception to the rule. This is a true Must-Watch. Naomi Klein clarifies the history of neoliberalism and the current state of the world in a few short minutes. 100,000 protests a year in China now, protests across ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Say’s Law – Supply Creates Demand

“A well-known dictum of macroeconomics is Say’s Law: that supply creates demand.” I independently discovered this, I didn’t know it was called Say’s Law. Before I created the Pet Foil Hat Technology, no one bought foil hats for pets. My supply, created the demand. The same can be said for plenty of things in dollar ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Christy Clark’s Next Megaproject and Elon Musk

Monday, BC Premier Christy Clark will unveil her new economic action [!] plan for the next BC megaproject sector. It's getting closer: the 2015 International #LNGinBC Conference is happening at @VanConventions Oct 14-16, http://t.co/VULAf7OCJj #LNG #BC — BC Jobs Plan (@BCJobsPlan) October 1, 2015 Fresh from the announcements of the soon to be massively successful ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Knox Met Candidates Forum in Regina, Sept. 29, 2015 #elxn42

Here’s a portion in High Definition: And another segment (it’s also included in the long video at the top, so if you’ve seen that, there’s probably nothing new in this clip either.)

Dead Wild Roses: Behind the Market Crash – Not China – Michael Hudson Interview

It is always nice to see the various economic classes looking out for one another.  When the assets of the top are threatened, the bottom must suffer.  Easy math, really. This excerpt from an interview with Michael Hudson on Counterpunch.   Peries: Look forward to it, Michael. So Michael, some mainstream news outlets are saying ...

The Common Sense Canadian: The Harper Conservative economic disaster

Photo: Stephen Harper/Flickr cc licence Guest post by Doug Carrick According to Stephen Harper, the coming election offers a choice between the certainty of  Conservative economic expertise on the one hand…or the risk of Liberal or New Democrat inexperience.  However, a closer examination reveals a different picture.  It is the Conservatives who have the shaky ...

Alberta Politics: Give a thought to Alberta’s approaching budget day: there’s little to gain and plenty to lose from ‘debt free’ government

PHOTOS: Former premier Ralph Klein, now elevated to sainthood by the neoliberal cargo cult, celebrating the retirement of Alberta’s debt in 2004, never mind the mess the infrastructure was in. Below: Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci, Canadian economist Jim Stanford and Wildrose Finance Critic Derek Fildebrandt, with, bottom, his old debt-trailer. Anyone remember Ralph Klein’s ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: What Are Market Predictions?

“Mon, Aug 17, 2015 – 8:15 AM Bill Baruch, chief market strategist, iiTrader joins BNN to discuss why he’s watching crude oil to move sharply higher today.” “oil will rally today” is the BNN video title, but I didn’t hear the trader say that, but he did say a rally by midweek. In the video ...

Excited Delirium: Stephen Harper Has Offered the Opposite of Good Economic Management

Because of his reliance on oil, Stephen Harper has been a very poor manager of Canada’s economy. Exchange rate volatility, job losses and other factors point to this conclusion.

Scripturient: Strat Plan Part 4: Economic Vitality

What, you may ask, is meant by the term “Economic Vitality” – the third objective in our town’s strategic-plan-in-the-works? Apparently it’s one of those motherhood statements people make on soapboxes and campaign platforms that have little grist in them to mill into actuality. Sure, we all want a town that has a lively, thriving economy. ...

A Puff of Absurdity: On So Much Anger

Anger may be defined as an impulse, accompanied by pain, to a conspicuous revenge for a conspicuous slight directed without justification towards what concerns oneself or towards what concerns one’s friends. If this is a proper definition of anger, it must always be felt towards some particular individual, e.g. Cleon, and not “man” in general. ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Stephen Harper Is Such a Bad Economist!

He says he’s awesome, but he’s so bad, that on the economy he’s the worst prime minister since WWII. And his campaign is “don’t change horses in mid-stream, I’m a great economist, we aren’t in a recession, we have a balanced budget and only I can protect you from the terrorist onslaught that wants to ...

A Puff of Absurdity: Economics of Happiness

The 60 min. documentary, Economics of Happiness, is being offered free to watch online for the month of August. It’s a thoughtful look at how we could be living if we could only let go of consumerist culture that hasn’t made us particularly happy in the first place!

Larry Hubich's Blog: Jim Stanford separates rhetoric from reality on the Harper economic record

Larry Hubich's Blog: Jim Stanford separates rhetoric from reality on the Harper economic record

Larry Hubich's Blog: Jim Stanford separates rhetoric from reality on the Harper economic record

Alberta Politics: Shhhhhh! Don’t tell anyone: As PM, Stephen Harper’s economic performance is a bust!

PHOTOS: From the sublime to the ridiculous? Liberal Lester Pearson, the top postwar economic performer among Canadian prime ministers. Below:  Stephen  Harper, the bottom. Below him: Pierre Trudeau (second best) and Brian Mulroney (second worst). Below them: Unifor economists Jim Stanford and Jordan Brennan. One of the most effective ways to keep a population quiet ...

A Puff of Absurdity: Child Poverty Worse than During the Depression

The article is about the states, but Canada isn’t far behind. Children growing up in poor households are likely to lag in their brain development and thereby perform poorly in schools, even if they move in better neighborhoods, a new longitudinal study on child development revealed this week. Examining hundreds of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ...

Things Are Good: Using Comics to Explain Complex Economics

Economix Comix is a series of comics that looks at, you guessed it, economics. Using comics is a great way to translate really complex economic ideas into something which is more relatable and understandable. Late last year the artist (and brain) behind the series of comics released a look at the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). ...

A Puff of Absurdity: Celebrity Impact

So Harry Styles advises us to avoid SeaWorld if we care about dolphins, and everybody’s talking about it.  This could just be the needle that broke the camel’s back; many groups have been trying to stop the hunt of dolphins since The Cove first aired.  Or it could be, as I’ve said before, that some ...

A Puff of Absurdity: So I Went to the March

I went to the Jobs, Justice, Climate march on Sunday.  It’s taken me a few days to think about what I think about it. Klein so close at the pre-pre-rally. I got to Queen’s Park way early and sat under a big tree to read and wait, and I happened to sit where the media ...

Bill Longstaff: Read my lips—it doesn’t trickle down

It has been the heart and soul of capitalist market economics since day one—the ultimate justification for an unfair society. If we ensure that the rich get richer, the benefits will trickle down through the economy benefiting all. According to a new and exhaustive study released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), if this was ...

The Common Sense Canadian: Canadian oil industry slashes production forecast by 1.1 million barrels/day due to price slump

Enbridge tank farm at “Refinery Row” in Sherwood Park, Alberta (Damien Gillis) Read this June 10 Calgary Herald story by Stephen Ewart on the Canadian oil industry’s diminished projections for daily production, amidst $50 oil: Well, there’s a quick 1.1 million barrels a day towards the no-carbon economy. Day One of the 85-year time frame G7 leaders established ...