Resolving the collision of public and private interests
Whats on Your Plate?
Choice matters - impacting health, jobs, and the environment
Weathering the Withering Impact of Rising Interest Rates
Join us 4:00PM MST Thursday
This past weeks webinar "Weathering the Withering Impact of Rising Interest Rates" featured a comprehensive presentation and follow-on discussion with Robert (Bob) Asach. HERE A startling observation was how inept have been the central banks (in both the US and Canada) in regulating consumption leading to periodic shocks - rapid rises in interest rates, causing significant pain to markets in housing, energy, food and personal wealth. A timely and related article appearing this week HERE poses that it is time for the US central bank - the Fed, to dedicate their mission to managing inflation and to STOP trying to manage employment and the economy. Maybe Canada ought to listen too.
Over the last several months weve been wrestling with the collision private and pubic interests posing a significant challenge to regulatory bodies responsible for public safety, health and education: protests and excessive "neoliberalism" HERE , climate change and decarbonization HERE , public health mandates to combat Covid HERE , generative AI, privacy and regulatory challenges HERE and "Why is AI Exploding Now? HERE . Each and every issue has touched on you personally and your responsibility as a public citizen. There are no easy answers and no free lunch for us or the government in managing the trade-off of private and public interests. Just listen to the election rhetoric.
This weeks webinar closes in on the private decisions we make several times a day - what to eat and how even the choices of food we eat have social and economic, public and private. The conflicting consequences are NOT easily resolved and pose a significant challenge to healthcare and environmental costs, markets and business. Whats on Your Plate? And who cares?
Webinar - Choices and Impacts of Whats on Your Plate
Today Id like to explore something really tasty, "Whats on Your Plate?" Introducing a two episode webinar starting with your food choices and the impacts on you and the public. The 2nd episode will explore something quite astounding - the business of French fries. Albertas holds 40% of the global French fries market. Yes 40%. WORLDWIDE! Here is a selection of headlines focused on consumer behaviours in choosing what to eat and the impacts. Join us Thursday - this should be interesting and informative, maybe even influential!
Your lifestyle – it’s all about convenience HERE
Your budget - Our jobs HERE
Your health - Our healthcare HERE
Your garbage - Our environment HERE