It was a night humming with hope for a new era in which Toronto takes the world stage. "It's not enough to have the steak", said McKenna, "you have to have the sizzle...Toronto needs to get its swagger back!"
Even before this crisis, the global economic system was already failing half of God's children -- three billion people living on less than $2 per day. Now is the time to bring them in and include them in the global economy.
It has long been my view that no one should have an account with a retail brokerage firm. They don't have any of the skills they purport to have, like market timing, stock picking or fund manager picking.
why am I -- like you -- unsettled by headlines that show these same firms earning record profits and paying record bonuses? Because we taxpayers don't own enough of these firms. In many instances we own nothing.
The spike in unemployment, the destruction of retirement wealth, the collapse in the value of our homes, the worst recession since the Depression have all resulted directly from the abdication of proper government.
America mobilized $11 trillion in a little over a month to combat the global financial crisis. So when the U.S. delegation in Copenhagen says it can't come up with more money to combat climate change, the whole world hears that it just isn't that big a priority.