Posts Tagged ‘ Ontario history ’

Disciplining the bond vigilantes with the Province of Ontario Savings Office .. a teachable moment from the 1930s

Aug 8th, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

The Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffet, may have come up with the wittiest pronouncement on Standard and Poor’s downgrade of the US credit rating from AAA to AA+. It “doesn’t make sense,” he has said: “The US, to my knowledge, owes no money in currency other than the US dollar, which it can print at […]

Northern summer : old memories and new directions in the Ontario past

Jun 12th, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

My peripatetic summer journeys from the big smoke to the surrounding countryside are beginning early this year — in what is technically only the very late spring. I will be starting with a return to summer holiday scenes of my childhood, updated for the all too advanced age I and my siblings have subsequently achieved. […]

Let’s not call it “Simcoe Day” .. Ontario is a bigger place in a better Canada now

Aug 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

Sleeping in a cottage boathouse built by a long-deceased uncle this August civic holiday weekend has prompted some meditations on the varying accomplishments of various generations — and the importance of deciding which ones are most worth remembering today. My uncle’s day job was in an office in the city. But, like my father and […]