"Find a job doing something you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life," or so the saying goes. Unless you get laid off, and face a lot of work...finding a new job.
In a landmark decision last week, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations could spend unlimited funds to influence American elections, overturning a century of legal precedent.
Progressives have waited a year for President Barack Obama to roll up his sleeves and fight for serious financial reform.
By now it should be obvious that American capitalism is not working for the benefit of its "middle" class let alone the minority who are being crushed by poverty, including the growing suburban poor.
One year into Barack Obama's term of office, two remarkable things stand out: how little he has achieved on the core issues on his agenda; and how potent the right-wing has grown during his watch.
Someone could have made a bundle five years ago betting that Stockwell Day, alias "Doris," and a man who believes that humans and dinosaurs cavorted together way back when, would be where he is today.
Looking at the year past there are two things that dominate and show us where the future is most likely headed.
Rampant poverty can't be written off as the result of historical accident or a worker's incompetence.
Big wind farms in financial or deadline trouble are almost daily fare on the business pages these days. Here's stuff we should know while we still have time to reset our options.
This week on BNN, Stephen Harper said that financial markets don't like the "kind of instability" that goes with confidence votes.