Monthly Archives: October 2011

The thing about jobs,…,

I don’t remember exactly where I came across this quote: “Why is it that people love jobs, but hate the people that provide them?” Of course, it’s not really a question, as such, more like an observation of the ‘dirty … Continue reading

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A “New Wave” of Socialism?

First I heard of such a thing, it was in an op-ed piece by Adrian McNair. I did a bit of a double-take, then wondered whether he might well be on to something. We’re certainly enjoying a tsunami of piety … Continue reading

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“Recommended”

Pithy word, that.  It’s now even  been been acronym-ized – R.D.A. (as in “Recommended Daily Allowance”). It has a weight of seeming authority about it, even if the recommending authority is often blithely left undisclosed. The recommended (by numerous health authorities) … Continue reading

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Ethical Oil

Great book by Ezra Levant. Before you allow yourself to either buy into or continue believing all the Armageddon hoopla being flogged by hysterical enviro-crackpots about the oil sands, you owe it to yourself to get a different, I assure … Continue reading

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Moral Hazard

I came across this term in a book I recently read. It’s a useful concept, though not entirely intuitive to decipher. What it means is this: Decisions made by people who know the price of bad decisions will be paid … Continue reading

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