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The Rants & Milton on Money

Random big picture thoughts about investing, innovation, tech, taxes, pensions, and whatever catches my attention.

Avoid Trump-cosis, and ask “what will rational people do”

Avoid Trump-cosis, and ask “what will rational people do”

Feb 05 2017

Many folks I know are driving themselves crazy watching Trump, raving about his actions, and speculating about what he will do next.…

Some illiberal truths about innovation policy

Some illiberal truths about innovation policy

Aug 01 2016

Another week, another article in the Globe & Mail fawning over Navdeep Bains, the federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.…

Making money from Brexit – the weekend after

Making money from Brexit – the weekend after

Jun 27 2016

The pound will fall further and stay down a long time. Likely a slower swoon not a precipitous fall, but a swoon…

A soft rant about infrastructure

A soft rant about infrastructure

Apr 05 2016

All infrastructure is not concrete. In fact, much of the most important infrastructure today is soft – software in fact. If infrastructure…

A Partisan Rant

A Partisan Rant

Apr 01 2016

A little bird told me that some of you intend to vote Conservative in the upcoming federal election. Let me be clear:…

A riposte to Balsillie

A riposte to Balsillie

Mar 25 2016

Just because you are wealthy does not mean that you are wise. Another week, another rant from Jim Balsillie in the Globe…