Jun 112018
2018-06-01   Exploring the root causes of inequality &  Changing the way we work to build a more livable society  (The Death of Homo Economicus:   Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless Accumulation Paperback,  Peter Fleming)

The links and background for both segments of the discussion are in this one posting. CBC Radio · June 1 Exploring the root causes of inequality   (Segment 1)     http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-sunday-edition-june-3-2018-1.4685998/exploring-the-root-causes-of-inequality-1.4687264 The Death of Homo Economicus: Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless Accumulation by Peter Fleming.  Listen   39:06 This is the first of two interviews with […]

Jun 072018

The Man Who Knew Infinity  (book Robert Kanigel 1991 and movie 2015). The story of real-life mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan,  who, after growing up poor in Madras, India, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories working with his professor, G. H. Hardy. Hardy and Ramanujan had highly contrasting […]

Jun 052018
2018-06-04   'Carbon bubble' could spark global financial crisis, study warns,  The Guardian

From The Guardian,  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/04/carbon-bubble-could-spark-global-financial-crisis-study-warns?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=277105&subid=8093198&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2   by  Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Advances in clean energy expected to cause a sudden drop in demand for fossil fuels, leaving companies with trillions in stranded assets A sudden drop in demand for fossil fuels could happen before 2035, a new study shows. Photograph: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images Plunging […]

Jun 052018
2018-06-04  Interview  Edward Snowden:  'The people are still powerless, but now they're aware',  The Guardian

 (Note:  2013 interview of Snowden.  12 minutes.  Link in the article below, worth listening to a second time.) By Ewen MacAskill and Alex Hern Five years after historic NSA leaks, whistleblower tells the Guardian he has no regrets   Edward Snowden remains in exile in Russia. Photograph: Lindsay Mills Edward Snowden has no regrets five […]

Jun 052018

http://business.financialpost.com/commodities/energy/suncor-energy-files-application-for-160000-bpd-lewis-oilsands-project  Suncor Energy files application for 160,000-bpd Lewis oilsands project 2018-02-27 Geoffrey Morgan   CALGARY – Canada’s largest integrated energy company has filed an application for a massive new oilsands project defying expectations of slowing growth in the oilsands.   The Alberta Energy Regulator issued a notice Tuesday that Suncor Energy Inc. is seeking regulatory […]

Jun 042018
2018-06-04   Monsanto No More: Agri-Chemical Giant's Name Dropped In Bayer Acquisition,  National Public Radio (NPR), U.S.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/06/04/616772911/monsanto-no-more-agri-chemical-giants-name-dropped-in-bayer-acquisition by  Camila Domonoske A protester takes part in a March Against Monsanto in Paris in May 2016. The European chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer is buying Monsanto — and dropping the U.S. company’s now-controversial name. Francois Mori/AP Originally, it was just a name — Olga Monsanto’s name, to be precise. Around the turn of […]

Jun 042018
2018-06-04    Ha ha!   Election - The people of Ontario don't like the high cost of nuclear energy.  The Federal Govt, the 1%, and the spin doctors  think it's great!

A major discontent among the people of Ontario in the Election (June 7) is the price of energy.   i.e  Nuclear Energy.    They call it a “hydro” problem! Excerpt from Global News: WATCH: How big is Ontario’s hydro problem? And can the Liberals, NDP or PCs fix it? The Progressive Conservatives have done their best to […]

Jun 012018
2018-05-31  Did Canada buy an oil pipeline in fear of being sued by China?   Bruce Livesay, The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/31/justin-trudeau-kinder-morgan-pipeline-china-did-he-fear-being-sued Did Canada buy an oil pipeline in fear of being sued by China? The logic to Trudeau’s action may lie in an obscure and overlooked 2014 agreement to ensure China got a pipeline built Bruce Livesey Last modified on Thu 31 May 2018 19.02 BST Justin Trudeau in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday. Photograph: Canadian […]