Brad's Musings

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Transit problems in the GTA need political courage

Transit problems in the GTA need political courage

My answer to the transit problems in the GTA The recent discussion around “revenue tools” to fund transit in the GTA (mostly the 416), is absolutely necessary, and the people of Toronto and the greater Toronto area need to understand that this infrastructure has been ignored for too long.    With the exception of minorRead more about Transit problems in the GTA need political courage[…]

Income Inequality has never been greater.  Video explains exactly who has all the money!

Income Inequality has never been greater. Video explains exactly who has all the money!

Income inequality is the stuff the revolutions are made of Income distribution in the western world has never been so skewed as it is today.  At least not in “modern times”.  A relatively “fair” (that of course, a moving target) distribution of income, ensuring that income inequality is reasonable to the average citizen, is oneRead more about Income Inequality has never been greater. Video explains exactly who has all the money![…]

Occupy Movement the subject as Chris Hedges and Kevin O’Leary battle it out over repercussions of the financial crisis #fb

Occupy Movement the subject as Chris Hedges and Kevin O’Leary battle it out over repercussions of the financial crisis #fb

While discussing the Occupy Movement, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges shuts down CBC commentator Kevin O’Leary (also from Dragons Den and the Shark Tank TV shows) as they discuss Wall Street protests in 2011. Hedges does an excellent job of explaining the frustration of many at the way the Obama and Bush administrations handledRead more about Occupy Movement the subject as Chris Hedges and Kevin O’Leary battle it out over repercussions of the financial crisis #fb[…]

Why Socialism Will Never Work.  Two Examples from real life…

Why Socialism Will Never Work. Two Examples from real life…

Since I was a teenager, I have been an ardent capitalist.  While some of my politics may have changed I don’t think I will ever abandon my view that the best overall system of organizing a society would include some kind of capitalism as it’s basis.  To me it has always been common sense that a societyRead more about Why Socialism Will Never Work. Two Examples from real life…[…]

Why Fiat Money is bad for everyone but the rich. Permanently transfers wealth from poor to rich. Kind of a reverse Robin Hood. #in

Why Fiat Money is bad for everyone but the rich. Permanently transfers wealth from poor to rich. Kind of a reverse Robin Hood. #in

Several of my students have been asking me to clarify why “fiat money” is basically bad in all it’s forms — essentially a tax on the poor. The following article focuses on that most obscene example, the US Federal Reserve system however to a lesser degree fiat money is still bad even where governments createRead more about Why Fiat Money is bad for everyone but the rich. Permanently transfers wealth from poor to rich. Kind of a reverse Robin Hood. #in[…]

Globe’s Jeff Simpson’s quotes on the Republican Primary run.

Globe’s Jeff Simpson’s quotes on the Republican Primary run.

These were pulled from an article Jeff Simpson wrote in the Globe on Saturday January 7, 2012.  Here’s a link to the actual article. On Romney: Just as the one-eyed man is king in the land of the blind, so Mr. Romney is the best of a bad Republican lot. On Gingrich: “…who couldn’t openRead more about Globe’s Jeff Simpson’s quotes on the Republican Primary run.[…]

This applies equally to Canadians and Americans. #fb #in Let’s all better support our local farmers and eat local. It’s just good sense!

This applies equally to Canadians and Americans. #fb #in Let’s all better support our local farmers and eat local. It’s just good sense!

Regardless of which side of the 49th parallel you live on, this should concern you.  We have lost the ability to feed ourselves as a North American society. What if a meltdown of the financial system, still a very real potential threat,  cut off credit and thus world trade, at least in the short run,Read more about This applies equally to Canadians and Americans. #fb #in Let’s all better support our local farmers and eat local. It’s just good sense![…]