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George Gilder Joins Team Gold And Explains Where Friedman Went Wrong

My goodness! I honestly believe that today’s team of Classical monetary intellectuals is probably the best since about 1910. The long era of monetary ignorance, that characterized the 20th century, is finally passing. That team is strengthened now by the powerful intellect of George Gilder, who …

Obama Reveals What Helps Him Manage The Stress Of His Job

President Barack Obama revealed what he thinks is the most important way to manage the stress of his job in an interview with The Huffington Post last week.<p>Obama credited morning exercise and his Hawaiian roots for his ability to keep a calm demeanor in such a high-stress environment, but he noted …

Top Links: Low oil prices mean ‘Canada’s economy is in trouble’

<i>A roundup of what The Globe and Mail's market strategist Scott Barlow is reading this morning on the World Wide Web.</i><p>U.S.-based financial pundit Walter Kurtz spends a lot more time thinking about Canada than most Americans but today Canadians might wish he didn't bother. In a chart-heavy post titled …

Oil, coal and gas soon worthless? | DW | 22.12.2014

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney's letter to the Environmental Audit Committee of the British parliament in late October 2014 fueled the …

Pipeline And Nuclear Shortages Send New England's Utility Bills Soaring

Consumers in New England got a shock in their utility bills this month. A 40% increase over the previous month. National Grid, the largest utility in Massachusetts, decided that electricity prices for this winter would rise to 24¢/kWh, a record high.<p>But peak electricity prices could exceed 100¢/kWh …