Monthly Archives: October 2014

Anti-prostitution strategy

Promote better opportunities for women in job markets and encourage them to get with who they love. “Get a job” has never been very good advice when not paired with specific efforts to facilitate the process. Surely a prostitute has … Continue reading

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Direct democracy: What’s the worst case scenario?

What’s the worst thing that could happen if signatures collected within a relatively short time frame from 10% of registered voters in the country were sufficient to trigger an election in 3 months?

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On the terrorist RCMP shootings

(In NB, a youth has become radicalized to the point of shooting several officers. This is my response to that situation, with a view to achieving a peaceful balance between forces in an increasingly democratic society.)   There comes a … Continue reading

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Toronto Sun calls for “knockout punch” on terrorism …

… but just who is supposed to punch who, and why? Is the Toronto Sun advocating that CSIS should investigate mosques rather than individuals? If so, why? What do they mean by land a knockout punch on the jihadist agenda? … Continue reading

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Criminality by age?

Why not regularize the reporting of variation of levels of being found guilty for different crimes as a function of age. It could make it easier to identify the population who could be provided with better guidance or opportunities in … Continue reading

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Should national policy be built on anecdoate and control or empiricism and participation?

From Open Media Canadians should be consulted before the government enables expensive and invasive spying plans that affect our lives. That’s why we’re asking Canadians to come together in creating a pro-privacy plan to shape rules that work for all … Continue reading

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An easy and low-cost strategy to reduce STDs and teenage pregnancy

Previously, Hollywood et al. came under scrutiny for the amount of smoking in movies. I think there should be some requirement that films which portray a certain number of sex acts which are not classified as erotic films should be … Continue reading

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Pathways to betterness

Stalinist control, a wild west, or modern social liberal democracy founded on human rights and with a penchence for equality, at least of opportunity? Or, would someone like to explain a better idea?

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Too many rules

If everyone is a sinner, then in my opinion this is most especially evidence of a surfeit of rules. We all know that many people put in many trying circumstances would do many things while wishing after the fact that … Continue reading

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Intergenerational transmission of inequality – investment round

How hard would you work on developing skills, ideas and networks for the purpose of building a business in the following two conditions: 1) You have zero expectation of any funds available on concessional terms, including lower interest rates. Any … Continue reading

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