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12 year-old Victoria Grant on the Canadian banking system

June 4th, 2012 5 comments

Someone asked me recently to comment on the difference between Chinese banks and American banks. While both seeks to maximize profits, the former is much more under the control of the government and thus more aligned with national economic policy. Ann Lee recently told Allen and I that in the U.S., as in the recent bail-out of WSJ, the situation was a socializing of the risks but privatizing the gains. U.S. banks form a powerful interest that can co-opt the American public. That situation is no different than the Canadian one, apparently, as this amazing 12 year-old, Victoria Grant, who recently articulated what’s wrong with her country’s banking system:

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(Letter) Who are you watching at the 2008 Olympic Games?

August 11th, 2008 25 comments

No. I don’t mean the protesters or the political dudes mugging for the photo op. Read more…

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"Communist-inspired" Chinese language teaching

June 2nd, 2008 13 comments

Many Chinese speak of “anti-China” sentiment being behind some of the criticism that China receives.  Many Western critics, in turn, argue that Chinese are being too sensitive.  Articles like this column published in the Vancouver Sun, however, will go to reinforcing the opinion of many Chinese that the West is still gripped by anti-China fervor.

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