January 6, 2014

On extremism

My text is taken from the Gospel of St. Matthew, which tells the familiar story of Pontius Pilate delivering a carpenter from Nazareth into the hands of first century...

Rev. William A. Holmes
January 6, 2014

On complexity

The starting point for knowledge is mystery. Everything we now know started as a mystery in which we couldn’t even discern the variables that mattered, and therefore had no...

January 6, 2014

Keep the currency

An independent Scotland will be able to decide our currency and the arrangements for monetary policy. Four currency options were examined by the Fiscal Commission —  the continued use...

Government of Scotland
January 6, 2014

On revolution

October 24, 2013 We British seem to be a bit embarrassed about revolution, like the passion is uncouth or that some tea might get spilled on our cuffs in...

January 6, 2014

Fighting back

In the United States District Court for the District of Columbia Civil case no. 13-CV-1856 November 25, 2013 1. This action arises from the pathological and debilitating effects of...

Gary Leeman et al.
January 6, 2014

Licence to act

The national conversation over natural resource development often seems dominated by the concept of social licence, the notion that industry needs public support before it can get down to...

January 6, 2014

The skills we need

The federal-provincial battle over Ottawa’s ambitious push to overhaul job training programs has pushed the “skills shortage” agenda, once an arcane point of largely academic discussion among economists, to...

January 6, 2014

The privacy trap

We see  —  mostly  —  as wearing a white hat. Many of us associate it with advances that make our lives more fun and efficient, with the prospect that there may...

January 6, 2014

Blind Faith

What a world we live in. Billions of people across the planet struggle to live on a few dollars per day, without any sign that their economic situation might...

January 6, 2014

Bolsa Familia

Le 13 novembre, à Doha, au Qatar, l’Association internationale de la sécurité sociale remettait son tout premier prix «pour une contribution exceptionnelle à la sécurité sociale» au gouvernement brésilien,...