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Soon to be a Small World After All

Published on August 31, 2010 by in InSite Review

Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalisation by Jeff Rubin. Virgin Books; Croydon, UK, 2010. (286 pages). Reviewed by Donald R. Officer. I’ve tried to find a flaw in Jeff Rubin’s argument not because I don’t like him or want to compete with him, but because

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The Needs of the Frail

Published on August 23, 2010 by in InSite Review

A BITTER PILL by John Sloan, M.D. Greystone Books, Toronto, 2009. Reviewed by William Sheridan. The North American population, along with the rest of humanity, is aging at a predictable rate. Longevity is increasing, and the median age is on the rise. The United Nations predicts that the challenge of aging will be one of

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Advertising as propaganda

Published on August 18, 2010 by in InSite Review

THE AGE OF PERSUASION by Terry O’Reilly & Mike Tennant. Alfred A. Knopf, Toronto, 2009. Reviewed by William Sheridan. This book provides a fascinating history and interesting insights about advertising [mediated sales pitch], and I heartily recommend it.  However, it also contains some profound fallacies that wise readers should watch out for! “…the thousands of

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