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Minimum Wage, Maximum Sleaze

Any time I come across the issue of the minimum wage, I think that there is absolutely nothing more to say about it. It has all been said. The data is all there. Then I get struck again by the incredible degree of the political opportunism, cynicism and sleaze. Yes, I am talking about Kathleen Wynne.
No self-respecting economist would argue for the ‘benefits’ of the minimum wage. The idea has ZERO economic value, it is purely political. If you want to see just one set of arguments, you can read my posts on it (Minimum wageMaximum confusionA perfect stormMaximum defense).

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Why we could hate you

…and why we still do not…

Issue # 15 of Dabiq magazine printed in 1437 Shawwal (that’s July 2016 for you dumb kuffars) has an article titled: “Why We Hate You & Why We Fight You” written “to clarify to the West in unequivocal terms – yet again – why we hate you and why we fight you.”
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Lies, Damned lies and The Economist


It very well may be that the quest to explore the nature of truth should start with an examination of the nature of lies. In this electoral season, lies are at the center stage of the debates.

The Sept 10th,2016 issue of the Economist has two articles on the subject under the headings “Post-truth politics” and “The post-truth world,” both very directly targeting Donald Trump.
While I do not particularly like Mr. Trump’s politics and mannerism, I can’t help feeling indignant about the sleazy attacks he is subjected to. Continue reading →

Meet the new blog

2016-08-15 bloggkeyboard

Welcome to the new blog, same as the old blog. I changed provider and format with the hope that I can make it a little friendlier, to make it easy to find and access posts and pages I wrote previously.
The new format is still a work in progress, I am working on updating the history pages.

I wish to automate notifications, eventually I want to stop using FB posts to groups to promote my posts.

The notifications are going out with MailChimp, with an easy way to unsubscribe if you no longer wish to read the blog.
If you have any suggestion about the way the new site looks and works, please let me know.

Optimism is the opium of the people

2016-06-24 optimism

A friend sent me the following snarky question:

What is your “self” judged ratio of writing about negative versus positive things? I mean on the latter, when you were truly celebrating something amazingly wonderful and happy happening in our life.
I am sure that you have lot of blogs of this kind and I just did not see them. Send me some links. I would like to see your bright side too.

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