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Entries by Diane Francis from 05/2009

Detroit: From Socialism to Capitalism

| Posted 05.03.2009 | Business

There are many ironies in the Detroit saga, but most striking is the fact that state "socialism" may finally turn North America's car industry players into capitalists.

Ford Motor Will Win Car Wars

| Posted 05.04.2009 | Business

Smart money is betting Ford Motor Co. among Detroit's Final Three even though it's declined to accept any bailouts from governments.. If so, it means that the industry will end up where it started: cheap and simple.

Woody Allen and Berlusconi: Stupid, Dirty Old Men Brigade

| Posted 05.05.2009 | Entertainment

When a man leaves his wife for a mistress, he leaves a job opening. In other words, a philanderer and cheat never changes and will cheat with his adulteress, or temptress, even once she becomes his wife.

Dollar Doomed, Gold Glitters

| Posted 05.06.2009 | Business

In a G2 world (the US and China), he who is the piper calls the tune and China holds a US$2-trillion mortgage on the U.S. and is not happy.

Ecoflation -- Business Beware

| Posted 05.07.2009 | Business

Consumers will pay more for everything, a form of green inflation, notably in developed countries where environmental activists and laws are demanding responsiveness to concerns.

Let's steal sunbelt properties

| Posted 05.08.2009 | Business

Northerners and seniors from Canada and the U.S. have always been eager buyers of real estate in Florida, Arizona, Nevada and other points southern be...

Republican Lies About Canada's Superior Health Care

| Posted 05.11.2009 | World

I am an American who has lived in Canada for more than 35 years. I can vouch that the system is more than adequate and is not run by civil servants but by doctors who are able to treat everyone, rich or poor.

Hockey Brawl: Owners Not Players

| Posted 05.11.2009 | Business

The Phoenix Coyotes hockey team should move to southern Ontario and BlackBerry billionaire, Jim Balsillie, and NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman, should both head for the showers.

America's Biggest Competitive Disadvantage: Its Health Care Mess

| Posted 05.12.2009 | Business

Universal health care is not just smart and fair social policy; it is also smart economic policy.

Hooray for Emission Curbs

| Posted 05.20.2009 | Green

America finally has a smart leader, not a good old boy from Texas and his sidekick who were in the hip pockets of the Saudis and oil interests at home...