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Book Review: Economyths, by David Orrell

August 20, 2010


I picked up this book because I realized that I hadn’t read anything that wasn’t on a computer screen in over a month, and I love to read anything that critiques mainstream economics, which I have always held with a high degree of suspicion. The book, which promises to “reveal…ten ways in which economics has […]

A Ground Zero Mosque, You Say? WHARRGARBL!!!!11

August 18, 2010


I follow Sarah Palin on Twitter. Mostly because she’s a hillarious reminder that, as frustrating as Canadian politics may be, it will never be quite as prepostrous the circus that elects leaders south of the border. Recently, however, I realized that it is not fair to discount everything said by her. She recently penned a […]

Why do we bother with immigration laws, anyway?

August 13, 2010


Whether it is due to racism, misguided self-interest, or bureaucratic inertia, we have a cumbersome, expensive and ultimately unnecessary system designed to decide who is allowed to move to our country.

Speaking of letters to the editor…

August 9, 2010


Here’s a good one: Rob Ford should have the right to publicly state a personal belief, as he did on the issue of same-sex marriage. It is astonishing that a political figure who supports traditional marriage is vilified by his election opponents, both gay and heterosexual, because his beliefs are seen as homophobic and offensive […]

My Thoughts on the Census

August 8, 2010


We can either have a violation of privacy, or a government plagued by statistical blindness. Which is worse?