Category Archives: Policy

If it’s purely economic reasoning applied, then I don’t use this tag, and vice versa.

That’s rare though. If it’s about policy then politics cannot be ignored.

Decimal-place-free economic analysis of effects of Trump protectionism of imports and exports (and thus jobs)

Via Project Syndicate, from the guy who a decade was arguing against all opposition that globalization was not an inevitable thing that could not be reversed, and that in fact states have powers to make decisions that influence such things. … Continue reading

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The kind of helping hand that anyone could do without

“Damning by faint praise” is a known means of trying to look respectable while throwing mud at people. There are extremely diverse analogues of this method of personalized attack and/or generalized propaganda. Not really the same as the following, but … Continue reading

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Good news for net neutrality in Canada. Following consistent and ongoing efforts by Open Media to ensure that the general public is well represented on this issue, another effort by internet service providers to transform consumers and content creators into … Continue reading

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Causes of attack (getting at some micro level psych stuff wherein neurotech is used to assist in pupetting and enslaving people at the level of thought itself)

Causes of attack – don’t want to look at the insurance policy number in a document being translated for a new client – don’t want to be habitual in ignoring external manipulations applied for the purpose of altering meaning while … Continue reading

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Poetic justice for AGW denialism via betting markets?

Someone should start a sea level betting market. Samoans and others can take positions which will pay out around the time they start to flood. Thanks to widespread ignorance in the largest economy in the world, this should provide a … Continue reading

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Some imagery to promote a project

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Do Americans give a shit about the world?

As one of the only countries with high persistent of a relevant political force which denies global warming and promotes policies that would further it … what might one read out of this situation aside from the immediate observation that … Continue reading

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The USA could build high speed rail between every city over a million, or buy 10,700 F35s per year, with the savings (!) from changing to universal public health care

Canada health care: 11% of GDP. USA health care: 17% of GDP. Canada average results: higher in almost all categories (data.worldbank.org is an easily accessible source on this for a variety of indicators). USA economy: $17.9 trillion. Potential annual savings … Continue reading

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Luring the working poor to vote against their interest, episode #21038740321 (2017 Canada budget)

“If you … take the bus … and when you get home you like to have a beer, well both of those things are going to cost you more” – Rona Ambrose, Party Leader, Conservative Party of Canada Putting billions … Continue reading

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Interesting observation relating to efforts to combat BS with truth

Ideally, I would like to prepare the reader to digest the following with a maximum of self-discrediting by my choice of works. The following statement arises from discussion on techniques perfected by tobacco companies in the 1960s and onward to … Continue reading

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