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‘The old question, which social and political structure is best for the world seems to have been answered. Capitalism has won.
In this politically correct climate of global warming, in an age where it has finally become fashionable to eschew a disposable lifestyle, buying…
‘One World, One Dream” is the motto of the Beijing Summer Olympics. But “Impending Doom” might be a better way to describe…
To eat it, we must gnaw on it like beavers; it leaves a drippy mess on our chins and strings of pulp between our teeth.
American businesses are still selling products cheaper than those in Canada, even though our dollar is at par.
Lately I’ve been reading Saboteurs, the true story of Wiebo Ludwig and his aggressive protest against the Alberta oil industry’s…
To be honest, I have found this whole carbon credit thing more than a little confusing. And I’ve been tempted to dismiss it as hokum simply…
It seems shame is Canada’s preferred tactic for working over the nation’s naughty fast food joints.
I have said in this space, in a dozen different ways, that shopping will be our ruin. And yet, as the spirit of Christmas pervades my senses and…
Conrad Black was born to shop. And he liked to do it with other people’s money. His wife Barbara Amiel Black, longtime Maclean’s…
It’s hard not to be impressed when rock legend Neil Young raises a jar of clear liquid before the thousands of fans at one of his concerts and,…
Thirty years after Neil Diamond released his ode to denim, the phrase Forever in Blue Jeans still strikes a chord.
Buy Nothing Day is a Canadian-gone-global tradition with a simple concept: avoid shopping for one day out of 365.
Few foods have enjoyed a more angelic reputation than the soybean. While dietary staples, like meat and dairy, are increasingly demonized as the…
Vaccinations are not mandatory in Canada, and that may surprise some people. But it is, in fact, a choice.
Remember when driving used to be so… Zen? We would fuel up without a care in the world, peel away from the gas pump and blast the tunes for…
There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when they must consider making some painful upgrades.
Have you felt the exquisite softness of bamboo? It’s the latest thing — bamboo towels, bathrobes, T-shirts.
Like everything else out there, I couldn’t simply accept from the experts that television is bad for kids. No, I had to test it out.
A year has passed since I began my weekly rage against big business and mass consumerism in this space.