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Automation is causing anxiety in skilled workers.Read more "Are You About to Be Obsolete?"
The populist and sycophantic media focus on the war-machine technology of the Mother of All Bombs drop on Afghanistan and the launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles on a remote airbase in Syria is on my mind this Easter Sunday. The why of this is not clear to me. I see the strongman motivations of a morally deficient […]Read more "Reflecting on Escalating Combat in the World at Easter Time"
There is a lot of buzz there days in business, government and education circles about the competitive shortcomings of Canada’s economy. The “collective wisdom”, which can also be characterized by the “pool ignorance”, is based on an inadequate mindset of the “thought leaders” of the day. They believe the solutions are found in graduating more, science, technology, […]Read more "Human-Centered Progress Means We Must Move From STEM to STEAM"
I just heard a great 7 min NPR interview with “The End of History” author Francis Fukuyama on the demise of western liberal democracy. Trumpism is but one manifestation of this. However, it is the most impactful on Canada. Trumpism is also being imported into Alberta’s political culture but the Wildrose Party and more recently by the […]Read more "Francis Fukuyama On Why Liberal Democracy is in Trouble"
Jason Kenney promises to return Alberta to prosperity if Albertans vote for his Wildrose/PC “free enterprise” party. Given the paucity of information around what his “free enterprise” party stands for, we are left to assume Mr Kenney will emulate corporate “free enterprise” leaders if he ends up in the premier’s office. What does a good […] […]Read more "Capitalism Needs Some Idealism"
There is going to be some interesting actions in Alberta’s political culture. We are seeing non-partisan progressive citizens start to dust off their apathy. We are seeing green shoots of engagement by youth, young professionals and women coming to realize the consequences to Alberta of the rise in the social conservative Unite the Right movement. […]Read more "BringCentreTogether Movement"