Monthly Archives: June 2015

David Henderson, on the draft

David Henderson, on the draft through EconLog. “the DWL [deadweight loss] from the draft is infinite for the simple reason that there are at least a few people–and there need be only one–to whom you have to pay infinity to … Continue reading

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Harper’s development strategy

Double down on the petro-based development strategy during an oil boom without even forecasting for what might happen if prices fall significantly (they did fall), while signing trade deals with lower priced countries in sectors where Canada is already bleeding … Continue reading

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Taxes on tampons are gone: Now it’s time to get rid of fabricating criminals out of marijuana users

From change.org, relating to the government finally removing the misplaced (to say the least) taxes on women’s menstrual products: It was reported that at one food bank in Winnipeg received 6,909 requests for menstrual products and could only fill 125. … Continue reading

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God save our Queen

If the Conservatives win the next election, I support having the Queen of England taking position as head of state until a second set of elections can be assured in an absence of intimidation and/or other irregularities. This would be … Continue reading

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National “news” turned upside down

I personally believe that, in a rapid turnaround, the current prime minister of Canada has stopped trying to demonize the CBC and is now trying to fill it with sympathetic supporters and rid it of real reporters. As one of … Continue reading

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Free speech is to support the right to speech of people you hate

Via Facebook, and originally from a speech transcript available at thefire.org: Free speech is to support the right to speech of people you hate. – Cato Senior Fellow Nat Hentoff

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Conspiracy theories (aka, “there is an interest …”)

Why the daily calls from 1 844 277 6920? Online I find that this is supposedly a FIDO number, but many people complain about hang ups when they answer. My guess is that they are trying to waste the money … Continue reading

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The Walrus on C51

The Walrus on C51: By ignoring years of recommendations, Bill C-51 manages to complicate the fight against terror while also harming our civil liberties.

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Real fanaticism

Members wanted for the “Fanatics for Required Warrants Club”. No official records required, and membership is on an ad-hoc and informal basis. The real fanatics all know who they are. Be fanatical about required warrants prior to police access to … Continue reading

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If the US dollar collapses into nothing …

And if the US dollar collapses into nothing? Chinese artists will make art of it. Read/see more here: US dollar inspired art to be auctioned at Sotherby

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