What is wrong with Canadian and American democracies?

Michael Blair
The threat to democracy from climate change activism, surging socialism, and identity politics. Investment reviews worth reading.
Created 12 Sep 2021
  • Joe Biden should get a Nobel prize
    14 Jan 2022 • 5 min read
    It is not often a serving President can make a meaningful contribution to the advancement of economic, political science and social science theories or demonstrate those theories in practice. In only ...
  • Democrats call January 6 an "insurrection" while calling Portland riots "peaceful protests".
    12 Jan 2022 • 3 min read
    On January 6, 2021 there were protests at the U.S. Capitol that were expected by the House leader Nancy Pelosi and by the Capitol Police. Rather than prepare for what might be a volatile protest, Spea...
  • The Republican base is white
    11 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
    There has been a secular decline in the percentage of white Americans in the population at large as immigration expands the non-white population. In 1996, 85% of registered voters in the United States...
  • When a Supreme Court judge makes up facts America is in trouble
    09 Jan 2022 • 3 min read
    There has been a sharp rise in the number of children contracting COVID in the United States, with a total of 7.9 million cases since the pandemic began. That has resulted in 82,843 hospital admission...
  • Good intentions are not enough
    08 Jan 2022 • 3 min read
    In what will become a classic book, John Cogan in 2017 wrote “The High Cost of Good Intentions” documenting how ineffective American programs targeted at helping those less fortunate have been in achi...
  • Climate change fears are making millions for energy investors
    07 Jan 2022 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Anyone who has taken a glance at a heating bill this winter understands the stupidity of Canada’s Liberal Government’s climate policies, seen in the context of similarly stupid policies in America and...
  • Whitecap is poised to perform
    05 Jan 2022 • 1 min read
    Whitecap Resources (WCP.TO) is one of the strongest oil plays in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. The company guides to production of 131,000 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) per day based on a ...
  • Mainstream media have become propaganda machines
    03 Jan 2022 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Anyone who has been awake for any part of the last two decades has seen the decline of news reporting replaced by partisan propaganda by mainstream media. CNN was once the “most trusted name in news” ...
  • Drug overdose deaths don't get enough attention
    02 Jan 2022 • 1 min read
    Canada keeps reliable records on drug overdose deaths. Over the past 2 years they have averaged about 7,000 each year, a sharp increase since the COVID pandemic began. Since 2016, over 21,000 Canadian...
  • Year end review of stocks covered in 2021
    01 Jan 2022 • 1 min read
    During 2021, I published articles covering 9 Canadian stocks I judged to be undervalued. All ended the year with gains and as a portfolio enjoyed an average gain of 120%. All remain substantially unde...
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