Monthly Archives: June 2017

Low Birthrate and the Demographic Winter

The Washington Post published a recent article entitled The U.S. fertility rate just hit a historic low. Why some demographers are freaking out. I’m going to comment on the parts of it that I find interesting, along with a few … Continue reading

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Raising the Minimum Wage Can Backfire

Republican commentator Ben Shapiro summarized an interesting article in the Washington Post: “A ‘very credible’ new study on Seattle’s $15 minimum wage has bad news for liberals“. This adds some more evidence to the question I’ve asked previously: Is Raising … Continue reading

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Why Did the Mummy Fail?

I just watched Georg Rockall-Schmidt‘s excellent video on the Mummy (2017). Georg is a commentator on film, rather than a critic. I think he gets the reasons for the Mummy’s lack of success largely right. I will add a few … Continue reading

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Will Toronto Pride’s Intolerance Backfire?

The CBC has several articles on the Pride movement on their new site today. I’m somewhat of a dispassionate observer. I believe in tolerance. If I had skin in the game, I’d be concerned over the intolerance being shown by … Continue reading

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Fractured Feminism: Is Identity Politics Failing?

CBC is carrying an opinion piece by feminist Meghan Murphy titled Why a women-only spa in Toronto should not change its policy to accept trans women. While I would expect to see conservative women apposing trans women’s rights, a self … Continue reading

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Something Nice to Say About Justin Trudeau

I didn’t vote Liberal in the last election, and I have not been a fan of their free spending ways. The one promise Justin Trudeau made that I really liked was the promise to legalize marijuana. This promise was made … Continue reading

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Conservative Hypocrisy on Legalizing Pot

The CBC’s article ‘It’s not our legislation’: Charlottetown mayor says feds should help pay for pot enforcement perfectly points out the hypocrisy of the right when it comes to legalizing pot. This call for federal money goes against the conservative … Continue reading

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