The West has been China’s financier and enabler, fecklessly comforting ourselves with the gains gotten from cheaper consumer goods, and putting out of mind the long-term pains that await us.
Lawrence Solomon is one of Canada's leading environmentalists. His book, The Conserver Solution (Doubleday) popularized the Conserver Society concept in the late 1970s and became the manual for those interested in incorporating environmental factors into economic life. An advisor to President Jimmy Carter's Task Force on the Global Environment (the Global 2000 Report) in the late 1970's, he has since been at the forefront of movements to reform foreign aid, stop nuclear power expansion and adopt toll roads. Mr. Solomon is a founder and managing director of Energy Probe Research Foundation and the executive director of its Energy Probe and Urban Renaissance Institute divisions. He has been a columnist for The Globe and Mail, a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the editor and publisher of the award-winning The Next City magazine, and the author or co-author of seven books, most recently The Deniers, a #1 environmental best-seller in both Canada and the U.S. .
The problem isn’t with winner-take-all electoral systems, it’s a problem within Canada’s political parties.
A populist third party could form to capitalize on the demographic Trump crystallized.
The EU sees trade as a mechanism through which its political goals can be met. That’s why it still insists that its trading partners agree to everything from welfare policies to open borders — it even demands this of the U.K. in any new trade deal that Britain strikes after it leaves the EU.
World trade, Canada’s included, is beating a direct path to the British market.
The EU needs the U.K. much more than the U.K. needs the EU.
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union continues the Great Unwinding of multinational states that began with the collapse of empires after the First World War.
Nigeria doesn’t need bailouts; it needs to change its governance. Lawrence Solomon reports for the National Post.
The crush of refugees, straining governments to the breaking point, now represent 4 per cent of Sweden’s 2016 budget.
Putin knows where Russia’s real threats lie.
Safe zone for migrants are far-fetched ideas with little prospect of success.
The chaos in Europe over migrants from the Middle East began with the Obama-promoted Arab Spring.
No country builds walls voluntarily — yet they are making a comeback for the same reasons they have been familiar features of civilized life for centuries.
The Greek government has only one sensible choice.
If Greece leaves the eurozone, Russia will enter it, casting a chill over Europe.