I taught English as a second language in Quito, Ecuador for over a year and one of the reasons why I decided to campaign for public office two years after returning home to Nova Scotia, Canada was to give my Ecuadorian students some English - Spanish..... side by side..... writings that would test......... and hopefully expand their understanding of written English. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictou_Centre CORRECTION... The year 1970 in red......in this statement should have been 1974: ...."In 1970 we changed our system and since that time a higher and higher percentage of all government debt is financed through loans issued through privately owned banks." (From paragraph #4) I was hoping that getting into flaws in Canadian central banking policy would give my students a better understanding of how economists and bureaucrats and political leaders were deliberately dampening the Canadian and world economy.......... that fact has some benefits and some serious drawbacks as well. One of the positives is that deliberately dampening the economy.... and decreasing optimism... .tends to be a good thing for the environment. As you can see from the Wikipedia link.... .I did get twenty votes...... which I was pleasantly surprised by.... because educating voters was my primary objective.