Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

In the US, President Obama has declared a war on coal that’s taking direct aim at his country’s largest polluters. He might not win, but he’s using his mandate to throw his weight behind the environment. In Canada, meanwhile, Prime Minister Harper is using his to muzzle weather forecasters at the Meteorological Service of Canada [...]

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What U.S. presidents seeking re-election fear most is the wrath of a rising misery index. And nothing brings more misery to the world’s largest oil consuming economy than high oil prices. During the 1960s, Arthur Okun, an American economist, created the idea of a misery index to measure economic hardship. It was simply the sum [...]

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No global solutions at G20

Posted by Jeff Rubin on June 23rd, 2010 under SmallerWorldTags: , , ,  • Comments Off

No matter what their organizers and participants want us to believe, economic summits aren’t the remedy for an increasingly dysfunctional global economy. President Obama’s call for countries other than the US to carry more of the burden of sustaining world economic growth is likely to fall on deaf ears, just as Europe’s call for massive [...]

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