Category Archives: Economics for Dummies

Bananas.

Q. How stupid are Brexit voters’ reasons for voting Brexit? A. THIS stupid. “It was bananas what did it for you?” Yes, really. Bananas — one straight one — apparently convinced this woman to throw her vote away on an … Continue reading

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Dragons’ Den: Arlene dishes on Kevin O’Leary

Arlene Dickinson has some frank things to say about her former colleague on the CBC entrepreneur show. The scariest? That what you saw there is what you get. There is no “real Kevin” apart from the show. He really IS … Continue reading

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Drumpf supporters get Berned

Watch how, in less than five minutes, Bernie Sanders reaches a voter who was duped by Drumpf: How I wish he’d done this before the election. For that matter, how I wish he’d done this as the Democratic candidate, which … Continue reading

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Colombian currency mafias in Venezuela: How they operate

A Colombian currency smuggler arrested by Venezuelan federal police. Stacks of 100-bolivar notes can be seen on the truck bed behind him. Further to my earlier piece today, here’s a little information on what the Venezuelan government is tackling with … Continue reading

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Venezuela takes drastic new measures against currency trafficking

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro took to the TV to announce something stunning recently: the removal of an entire denomination of Venezuelan currency from circulation. Here’s the story, via Aporrea: Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro informed on his VTV show, Contacto con … Continue reading

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Quotable: Bernie Sanders on fossil fuel dependency

Bernie didn’t mention this, but Der Drumpf is not just a hazard to the environment (in Standing Rock and beyond) by virtue of his idiotic climate-change denial (which, ha ha, the Chinese have already slapped him for); he is also … Continue reading

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Quotable: A gentle reminder from Tommy Douglas, our Greatest Canadian…

…which will be timely not only here, but south of the 49th Parallel and across the Atlantic and Pacific, too: It’s also a useful corrective for those who insist that the problem is that there are “too many definitions” of … Continue reading

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Silliest anti-Drumpf strategy so far: state-run brothels!

If the above image makes no sense to you in this context, don’t worry. It will after you read this latest bit of lunacy from Switzerland: It took two hours and eighteen minutes before Donald Trump’s name dropped on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Against the “leftist” case for a certain right-wing president-elect

“The end of the world as we know it” — Der Spiegel, not exactly a socialist Chicken Little, callin’ it like it really is. Of all the lame arguments I’ve ever heard, none is a bigger non-starter than “the enemy … Continue reading

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A few random thoughts on the US election farce

So, this happened. Der Drumpf groped Ms. Liberty, and now she’s in hiding, because the last thing she wants is those wrinkly little shrimp fingers in her…well, you know. And who can blame her? After all, he’s brought out the … Continue reading

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