Blogs are opinion pieces and reflect their author’s views

It is perhaps surprising, maybe even shocking, that Dow Chemical and other petrochemical companies are calling for the denial of export licenses for liquefied natural gas (LNG) from North America to the high-priced Asian economies. This no different than the top-hatted monopsonist in the Industrial Age restricting competition so that they can force down input […]

As St. Petersburg prepares to host the leaders of the world’s most important economies at the annual G20 summit, financial headlines are full of worry about the “rout” in emerging markets and the emerging markets bubble popping.  The optimism of 2009 and 2010 that growth in developing countries would make up for sluggish prospects in […]

My recent research paper on China’s state owned enterprises (http://policyschool.ucalgary.ca caused quite a ruckus. Looking at the criticisms of my China paper carefully, most of them appeared to be based on some out of context phrases in the summary of the paper. Though out of context, the words did match the records I researched. Regardless, […]

The June flooding of Calgary and other parts of southern Alberta has been described as “one of the largest natural disasters to ever hit the province”. Thousands of Albertans have been displaced from over 10,000 homes, some of which are damaged beyond repair. Personal losses from the floods are beyond calculation, and total financial losses […]