Canada

Paul Summerville • février 9, 2016

 

What I’m listening to.

Symphony No.6, Pastorale Beethovan

The state, oil companies, and stakeholders need to work this one out.

Globe and Mail -- Our energy economy should be celebrated, not shunned

Making second class citizens.

Paul Summerville • février 4, 2016

What I'm listening to.

Henry Purcell - Te Deum and Jubilate Deo, I

Brand new global economy.

Project Syndicate -- The Global Economy’s New Abnormal

Since the beginning of the year, the world economy has faced a new bout of severe financial market volatility, marked by sharply falling prices for equities and other risky assets.

Paul Summerville • septembre 4, 2015
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Never has so much debt been owned to so many by so few.

Telegraph -- Greece must stop hoping for a miracle - it needs to leave the euro

‘The best way for Greece to relearn the importance of economic orthodoxy is for it to test to destruction its own monetary policy, its own tax system and its own-self imposed rules’.

Paul Summerville • septembre 22, 2014

Human beings are social animals that make choices; and that is why solitary confinement is so devastating to the brain. 

Paul Summerville • septembre 4, 2014

Up in smoke.

Rolling Stone -- Last Tango in Kabul

While war raged across Afghanistan, expats lived in a bubble of good times and easy money. But as the U.S. withdraws, life has taken a deadly turn.

What I’m listening too. Mozart - La Clemenza di Tito, KV 621 

Paul Summerville • septembre 3, 2014
Paul Summerville • mars 13, 2013

Commentary on Facebook’s privacy problem, taking a bite, what worries a Navy Admiral, they used to bleed people, whither Tibet, the UK’s hungry kids, and the field narrows.

What I’m listening to today.

Purcell - Chacony in G Minor Z730

Hmmm ….

Paul Summerville • mars 12, 2013

Commentary on the carbon tax, disconnected, why hip surgery may become deadly, cross cultural management, where angels fear to tread, and how the Conservative Party keeps conservatives confused.

What I’m listening to today.

Concerto in C major for two trumpets RV 537: Allegro (third mvt.) by Vivaldi

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Twin Virtues: Inequality of Outcomes & Equality of Opportunity©

Twin Virtues

Ultimately, the most successful societies find the balance between the twin virtues of inequality of outcomes and equality of opportunity.

The new politics must marry the twin virtues of unequal outcomes and equality of opportunity.

When too few get too much everybody loses.

Feminism is about women living their lives on their own terms, marshalling the resources of the society to make that possible, and men embracing this as vital to a successful society and their own liberation.

Can it be that striving for equality of opportunity however imperfect the process not only benefits the individual but also creates benefits for the society that are unintended but wonderful?

Economics must be a 'moral enterprise' as much as politics claims to be. Economic outcomes need to be framed in terms of right and wrong not just efficiency if only because these often align in surprising ways that are good for society and the economy.

My vision of Canada is that any Canadian child from a family of limited circumstance can expect to have a chance at lifetime of unlimited opportunities.

Free trade is a wonderful thing. Time and time again economists have proven that free trade creates enormous wealth for each country 'on the whole'. Historians have shown that free trade is usually associated with rising political, social and cultural liberty. The perennial problem is that free trade always creates tremendous disruption for thousands even millions of individuals often concentrated in one geography, and where the state is idle, not investing in best in class instruments of social justice, free trade can be a permanent ticket out of the middle class, down, not up.

Tax policy should be founded on the principle of generating steady tax revenues sufficient to maximise environmentally sustainable economic growth in order to fund fair government.

Public policy should be designed to decrease inequality before the law and increase equality of opportunity.

Capitalism is not the problem; the problem is what we do with capitalism.

Content is always more difficult to argue than conspiracy.

Let the state regulate and the market operate (most things).

Welfare strategies are best designed as a hand up, not as a hand out.

Political debate should not be fact free fighting.

Explanation lasts longer than eloquence.

Always favour empowerment over dependency.

The most enduring public figures are embraced for the causes they fought for and not the concept of themselves they hoped others would remember them by.

Find your voice and don't be the echo of somebody else.

It is possible to operate on two different levels: the practical, cautious and conservative; and the realm of ideas, open, free, and radical.