Why when faced with societal problems, does the State respond with zero-sum solutions? That is, in an attempt to remedy the problem, it is always at the expense of our privacy and freedoms. This has been the case with the war on drugs, terrorism and now on disease. And we will live with the unintended consequences.
The decisions made at the beginning of this pandemic will have consequences that reverberate far into the future. Perhaps we have been afraid of the wrong things. This think piece on the response to COVID-19, published last year by Canadian writer and broadcaster David Cayley, is even more impressive in hindsight.
The possibility that new variants might be created by vaccines is a danger heightened by lockdowns. Research emerges to suggest sedentary lives thanks to shutdowns and COVID-19 vaccines ineffectual against ever-more-virulent mutant viruses of their own making could see those previously infected with COVID-19 and the vaccinated succumb to infection from variants.
Doug Ford inherited one of the industrialized world’s least capable health-care systems. A bad hand, he couldn’t have played any worse.
Why are America’s Tier 1A workers the most likely to refuse vaccination? Gallup, and numerous other surveys and reports, produce unexpected results.
The decline of U.S. freedom is clearest since COVID-19.
Return corporations to their limited roots and bar them from activities that are none of their business.
“Monstrous hybrids,” a term coined by Jane Jacobs, predates the Big Tech of today but describes what they have become and what Jacobs saw as ruinous to society.
The province’s Financial Accountability Office estimates that Fair Hydro Plan rebates will save ratepayers $18.4 billion over the next decade, but those savings will ultimately cost future ratepayers $39.4 billion.
Yes, everyone would need to pay a little more for renewable power, the public was told, but the benefits would be widely shared, for the ultimate benefit of all. But then something else happened. Continue reading Ontario’s big wind bonanza: Over 90% of subsidies funneled to just 11 companies