Insight

Blood-sport of power vs. justice

Politics gets dirty even when it’s trivial. After observing the power politics inside the parties of both Democrats and Republicans over the past two election cycles, I am reminded of when I was first introduced to the blood sport. It was just a few months ...

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Measure basic needs, not poverty

Does Canada need a new measure of poverty? That’s what Michael Wolfson, member of the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa, recently argued. According to Wolfson, poverty (in the Canadian context) is hard to ...

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Why did Anthony Bourdain commit suicide?

Albert Camus, the French humanist, wrote, “There is only one true philosophical problem and that is suicide. Judging whether life is worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.” Pliny the Elder had said earlier, “Admit the miseries ...

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Upstream vs. downstream

Deb asked me, “Would you like to come over to my house tonight and learn about a business opportunity?” I’d met Deb on a church trip, and had been crushing on her for weeks. She could have ended her question ...

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Wynne endangers us yet again

The media, NDP and Green Party are remarkably unaware of  what  should be their major election focus. The Ontario government is committing an act that is essentially eco suicide. The 100-year-old scientific research  facility in Angus, Ontario. (See link1  link2)  It’s ...

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