So someone asked me about my opinion on the Trudeau Tax reform. You wanna know what I think? I think it’s fucking ballsy. I do. He’s basically taken all these loopholes that rich people have been using their entire lives, and he’s saying to them, “You know what? You’re going to start paying your fair… Continue reading Trudeau has big balls
There is a saying that proposes that, “When you live in privilege, equality feels like oppression”. If you look around the world today, it certainly feels like this saying is alive and well, even in a country as progressive as Canada. Certainly this is the case in Silicon Valley, in light of the Damore affair,… Continue reading James Damore and the Imperative to Return to Reason
In our last post, we learned about the case of Newfoundland and how their people were robbed of fish. Thrown into poverty. In the post on Love Canal, we saw the same thing happen, but it was their backyards that were robbed from them. I said this happens time and time again around the world. Let’s take… Continue reading Creating Jobs for the Poor
Newfoundland is an island off of the Atlantic Coast of Canada. Its economy in the 19th century was based almost entirely on fishing. Abbie Whiffin, born in 1926, describes Newfoundland life in the 40’s in Caplin Cove, a small community in Newfoundland. “One of my earliest memories is going out in her front garden in… Continue reading The Cod Fathers
A light tea that was served at my table, with crushed pistachios and almonds added in, giving it a nice crunch as you drank it. A pinkish colour, and a yogurty flavour, and a hint of rose water and cardamom. Pretty awesome. If you’re in Toronto, you can get it at several restaurants in Little India, including… Continue reading Kashmiri Tea
Innovation. Like apple pie or motherhood parenthood, who could argue with its merits? Would you rather live in an innovative country, or an un-innovative one? Would one ever wax poetic about how un-innovative your employer was? And so when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Minister Bains as Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development,… Continue reading Are Innovation and Middle Class Policies at Odds With Each Other?
This is the private label brand (kind of like the “President’s Choice” of McEwan’s) of Olive Oil. I was lucky enough to meet the farmer and processor of the oil who was in store that day, and sampled it, and talked a bit about the process. A really fresh, refreshing flavour, with that grassy, earthy… Continue reading McEwan’s Olive Oil