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The pot calling the kettle black: George Soros criticizes Facebook for out-Sorosing Soros

Market manipulator extraordinaire George Soros recently criticized Facebook and Google at the Davis Economic Forum:

Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros slammed Facebook and Google, two companies he’s invested in recently, noting that “the rise and monopolistic behavior” of tech platform companies has become a “global problem.”

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Oxford University giving more time to pass computer science exams defeats the purpose of exams

UK’s Telegraph published an article with a misleading title, “Oxford University gives women more time to pass exams“, which states:

Students taking maths and computer science examinations in the summer of 2017 were given an extra 15 minutes to complete their papers, after dons ruled that “female candidates might be more likel

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GOTCHA! Jordan Peterson leaves Cathy Newman speechless on the topic of free speech

 

 

Here is the relevant clip that details why not to stifle free speech just because one may find it offensive (here’s looking at you, Bill C-16):

 

Newman: Let me move on to another debate that ha

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Walter Williams said it decades ago: $15 minimum wage kills more than just jobs

My article “Ontario’s $15 minimum wage is going to kill more than just jobs” gained traction this past weekend, presumably sought by Ontarians and Canadians rightfully worried that big government is economically trapping us in a corner.

The thing about analyzing any situation logically from first principles is that you inevitably win… Read more

Consider me blacklisted: James Damore’s lawsuit gives an inside glimpse of the Silicon Valley hive mind

Two unlikely heroes of rational thought and free speech emerged in 2017: Lindsay Shepherd and James Damore.  Both were, shall I dare say, victims of the group-thinking mob in their respective institutions: Lindsay at a Canadian university, and James at a Silicon Valley company.

Their offence?  Simply bringing up another side of the argument.

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Ontario raises minimum wage 30 percent, stoking world’s fastest inflation. Wait, wasn’t that Venezuela?

Here’s an article that came out on New Year’s Eve about Maduro’s “Good News!” that for fun we will rewrite from an Ontario and Canadian perspective.  Note the incredible amount of similarities and the lack of difference we can cite between the two.  One difference is that Venezuela went all-in with socialist policy and c… Read more

From critical thinking to critical theory: an irreversible process

I concluded my 2018 economic prediction article with a hope and a prayer:

I just hope I don’t have to revise this prediction to say that instead of repeating the Gilded era, we will instead repeat China’s Cultural Revolution.  It’d be just too ironic that my parents fled from a murderous communist regime only to arrive at a country, s

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Looking ahead to 2018: a continuation of the Gilded age in North America

Particularly in the U.S., whose markets have thrived under a psychological uptick from Trump and the current administration, I fully expect to witness the historical pattern that accompanies my “psychology in the short term, fundamentals in the long” economic mantra.

While people are spending like no tomorrow with the hope of future earni… Read more

Update on the Lindsay Shepherd case: MLK’s dream back to being just a dream in Canada

To follow up on my previous article on Lindsay Shepherd, the glimmer of hope shines a bit brighter now that Wilfrid Laurier has acknowledged some of their mistakes:

There were numerous errors in judgement made in the handling of the meeting with Ms. Lindsay Shepherd, the TA of the tutorial in question. In fact, the meeting never should have happened at all. No

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FCC votes to repeal Net Neutrality in the US. Now what?

The funny thing about this event is that people all over the world have a hard for-or-against opinion on it, despite it being an issue isolated to America, and despite it being an issue that won’t end the world.  It shows how far the social media bubbles lead to everyone just parroting each other for in-group affirmation and being unable to have a neutra… Read more