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  • Dave Moore
    January 28, 2012 - 15:28

    Personally, I think there are a lot of people deluding themselves on both ends of the radical spectrum. Unfortunately, these days, our government falls within that range and is trying to sell the country on the idea that they are too. If you are old enough and grew up in Canada rather than "Harperia" you saw the effects of pushing too far Left in the 1970's and too far Right in the 1980's. We are a country that works best with compromise.

  • Good Riddance to Manfacturing jobs
    January 27, 2012 - 15:20

    Mark is right. The Euro crisis is exactly what would happen here without our current system of capitalism. As long as 51% of the population is happy, the democracy has served. Someone will allways be left behind, forced to do without. All each of us can do is get educated and do your best to get in the 51% and avoid being left behind. That is my view and it has served me well. I also support a system that sheds manfacturing jobs because I manfacturing job is not what today's generation want. We want office jobs, we want to work with our minds, not with our hands. As such, we would gladly support the shedding of hundreds or thousands manfacturing jobs if it created one office jobs. Time are changing, those jobs that were valued as part of the middle class are not the jobs that the younger workers want. So from that point of view, capitalism is working perfectly.

  • Anon
    January 27, 2012 - 13:43

    Talking about ideologies and politics to fix the economy is stupid and counterproductive. The problem is not who is in charge or whether they're right wing or left wing. The problem is that the central banks dictate our monetary policy. There are three things that need to change, We need to end FIAT currency, End Fractional Reserve Banking and End compound interest. We need to stop creating more money than there is energy to serve that debt and we need to eliminate all central banks and back our money with Gold. Until you change the way money works, you change nothing. Occupy the Banks.

  • Mark
    January 27, 2012 - 13:11

    Brian, Come on man. Are you paying attention to what is going on in Europe? The imminent collapse of the Euro Zone is a crisis of unchecked socialism and its legislated entitlements. The US will be fine as long as they don't follow their European trade partners example of how to kill productivity. The growth of China and other developing nations is a testament to the power of capitalism, not its 'tiring down the stretch'. You really missed the mark here.

    • Amazed
      January 28, 2012 - 08:58

      What a bunch of Board of Trade crap!! A bunch of salesmen pretending they know something about an economy.

  • Too Funny
    January 27, 2012 - 08:36

    Just when you thought Jones knew what he was talking about, he pulls out the China is great line. Jones complains about the low paying jobs in Canada but apparently there's nothing wrong with the dollar a day jobs in China, or the lack or human rights, or worker safety, or food safety, etc. Only a fool would hold China up as an example of what we should be like.

    • Amazed
      January 27, 2012 - 11:25

      Dave I can see what you were saying about the poor level of education in Newfoundland.