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Entries by Diane Francis from 09/2011

The Great Markdown of Western Living Standards

| Posted 09.02.2011 | Business

It looks like gold will hit $2,011 an ounce in 2011 as the permanent drop in Western living standards continues apace.

The Bin Laden Decade

| Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

There are those who blame all of America's financial woes on Bush's preoccupation with his Iraq and Afghan occupations and bin Laden.

United States of Germany

| Posted 09.22.2011 | World

The European Union should shred Eurozone treaties. Germany should be put in charge of the workout. There should be one central bank, and it should be in Frankfurt.

Oil Sands Opposition Comes From Unexpected Places

| Posted 09.28.2011 | Canada

Getting involved in opposition against the oil sands is simply a dirty trick against a competitor. But it's also more. The oil sands can supply the world with lots more oil, thus keeping prices lower than otherwise.