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November 4, 2019

When Capitalism Doesn’t Work

Capitalism is based on an exchange, usually goods or services for “consideration.”  Consideration these days is usually money, but in barter there is a trade of goods and/or services and sometimes the consideration is a favour.
For capitalism to work at its best, the two parties in the exchange should be …Read the Rest

SGang Gwaay Llanagaay
October 21, 2019

SGang Gwaay Llanagaay

On our second day in Haida Gwaii, we continued south from the floating camp in the zodiac toward the very …Read the Rest

The World of Should Be
August 25, 2019

The World of Should Be

Human existence has changed because we wanted the “world of should be” instead of the “world of is.”  We tinker …Read the Rest

We Are Herd Animals and Predators
April 20, 2019

We Are Herd Animals and Predators

When you walk through the Subway crowds, you surrender to the crowd.  You go at the speed the crowd goes.  …Read the Rest

The Yao Ming Argument
February 27, 2019

The Yao Ming Argument

Often we hear arguments that ring sort of true when they otherwise should not. Some of these I call The …Read the Rest

NFL – A Test Market for Socialism
January 31, 2019

NFL – A Test Market for Socialism

The NFL is a closed society.  You have to ante up half a billion dollars or more to join the …Read the Rest

Predatory Capitalism Can Kill Us All
January 12, 2019

Predatory Capitalism Can Kill Us All

When I hear the talking heads on news channels quibbling about procedure, process, and wording, it strikes me that few …Read the Rest

Campaigning 4 Weeks or 4 Ever?
November 22, 2018

Campaigning 4 Weeks or 4 Ever?

I recently was called upon to help in a municipal election in Surrey, BC. Surrey is a city of half …Read the Rest

Never Introduce a Product Without the Product
October 28, 2018

Never Introduce a Product Without the Product

On October 17, the Canadian government legalized cannabis.  The federal government left it up to the provinces to figure out …Read the Rest

Mr. Mitchell’s Strategy for Maintenance – It Ain’t Customer Service
October 19, 2018

Mr. Mitchell’s Strategy for Maintenance – It Ain’t Customer Service

Our high school janitor was Mr. Mitchell.  He was always dressed in a clean khaki uniform, usually attached to a …Read the Rest

Extra Adjectives: How the News Becomes Propaganda
July 23, 2018

Extra Adjectives: How the News Becomes Propaganda

Have you noticed the extra spin-worthy adjectives that have crept into the news reports of late?  These are the judgmental …Read the Rest

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