Category Archives: Politics

The 7 Degrees of Crony Capitalism

“I favor capitalism, not crony capitalism” is a common refrain I hear among conservatives or the type of mainstream libertarians whose idea of a free society is simply the current system minus the welfare state, when pushed. This is the … Continue reading

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Why Vet Bills are so Expensive and What to Do About it (Part 2 Of 2)

The following is the second part of my two part piece on high veterinary bills. Part one is available here. In this installment I look some of the more common proposed solutions to the problem of expensive pet care and … Continue reading

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Why Vet Bills are so Expensive and What to Do About it (Part 1 Of 2)

I have written multiple articles about the joys, trial and tribulations of being a pet owner. My latest such experience comes from a recent trip to the veterinarian and having the subsequent realization that each trip to the vet ends … Continue reading

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Embryos in a Fridge: A question for pro-lifers

Here is a hypothetical situation presented to me a while back, that I figured I thought to be a good conversation starter.  This goes out to the pro-lifers out there especially prohibitionist anti-choice, pro-lifers (I figure a distinction should be … Continue reading

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The Keystone Pipeline is Big Government

Recently, approval for the completion of the fourth phase of the controversial XL Keystone Pipeline was put to a vote in the Senate but was fell one yes vote short of winning.  All the Republicans in the Senate voted for … Continue reading

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In Defence of My Government Neutrality / Full Liability Position on GMO Crops

I have previously discussed my position on the issue of genetically engineered foods and genetic engineering on this site. Readers of this blog as well as people who know me personally are familiar with my position, but apparently it is … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Confessions: Why not Just Give Cash?

Years back, I had an enjoyable but low paying job at a small non-profit organization. This was in a new city. I had little money at the time and needed to find a place to live quickly. I found an … Continue reading

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