Tar sands, trade rules and the gutting of human rights for corporate profit

Tar sands processing facility in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Patrick Tsai. A new report released today from IATP takes an in-depth look at how tar sands have developed from an unconventional, inefficient energy source to

Free exchange: Revisiting Ricardo

  DEFENDERS of globalisation often say that, whatever distress it may cause for rich-world workers, it has been good for poor countries. Between 1988 and 2008, global inequality, as measured by the distribution of income between rich

Stocks at new highs; will drop follow?

  Another closing high for the SP 500 (^GSPC) on one of the last weeks of the summer is not what most investors had expected. While low volume is the theme of the late summer, a new

Could BC Become a 100% Renewable Energy Region?: Trucking, Ships and Planes

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Back in July, in my quest to see whether British Columbia could become a 100% renewable energy region, I looked at personal transportation. This week I take on

Washington Sells $127,000 a Day in Legal Marijuana

Affinor Grower Acquires 49% of Olympic Peninsula Producer -  Washington State Marijuana users spent $3.8 million ($127,000 per day) in the first month of legal sales. That will bring in approximately $1 million in state taxes, from

The next hot sector

Monday a popular topic with various analysts, newsletter writers and traders was gold Miners. It seems that a lot of market participants are paying attention to this asset right now, so I thought I would take a

Data hack continues to haunt Target

A Target store in Canada, where Target has struggled to make inroads. Target’s mantra is “Expect more, pay less.” These days, it’s investors and shoppers who are expecting a lot more from the discount retailer. Target(TGT) cut

Ecuador Rising: Dawn of a New Gold Rush

EGX Develops 8 Million Ounce Gold Deposit - The Ecuadorian government has announced plans to abolish the windfall tax which torpedoed Kinross Gold’s Fruta del Norte gold project. Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa, recently stated on national radio

Graphene is The Future of Tech. And The Future is Here.

Lomiko’s Cash and Investments Value Almost Exceed its Market Cap - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –Even though graphite companies have been ever increasing blips on investors’ radar screens over the past couple of

Dow 6,000: Wild prediction or worthwhile caution?

Much like the markets he predicts, Harry Dent’s track record has had its ups and downs. In the 80s he predicted Japan’s economy would begin to slow. In the 90s he said the Dow would surge to