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The rise of the financial machines

The job of capital markets is to process information so that savings flow to the best projects and firms. That makes high finance sound simple; in reality it is dynamic and intoxicating. It reflects a changing world. Today’s markets, for instance, are grappling with a trade war and low interest rates. But it also reflects […]

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Sand Wars Documentary Video

“Sand Wars” inspired the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to publish a Global Environmental Alert in March 2014 titled “Sand, rarer than one thinks”. By the end of the 21st century, due to beach theft, beaches will be a thing of the past. That is the alarming forecast of a growing number of scientists and environmental […]

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Computer cartoon

One of the many pleasures of reading the Globe and Mail newspaper is the cartoonists Brian Gable and Anthony Jenkins. A sample of Brian Gable: More cartoons from the Globe and Mail may be view here.