You probably know that privatization of public services worsens those services, but did you know that it worsens the economy, too?
I came out in March 2020. Since then, I’ve had a chance to reflect on my newly found queerness.
Conservative politicians cut taxes so they can give their rich donors more money. After all, taxes are applied to profits, not revenue, and lower taxes means more profits. But that doesn’t sell well with the public, so they tell us that low taxes creates jobs. Except tax cuts don’t create jobs. Let me explain. Companies […]
Why I find patriotism so odd
I used to be proud of being Canadian, but now I think the concept makes no sense.
My thoughts 2 years out of the closet
I’ve been out of the closet for a couple of years now, and there are some things I have to say about that metaphor.
Why we must reframe how we discuss racism
It’s not race that determines how people are treated. It’s racism.
One of the most common responses I get from people when I talk about business owners stealing worker wages to accumulate wealth—particularly billionaires—is that the business’s success is reliant on the owner, that they built the company, and their efforts should be rewarded, even if it’s exorbitantly. Let’s explore this. For the purposes of illustration, […]
Why I support those who do drugs
I don’t consume drugs, but I support freedom and protection for those who do.
Until that changes, it’ll be a challenge to reduce Alberta’s energy consumption, and by extension, its emissions.
The main difference between a service performed by the public sector and the same service performed by the private sector is that the latter must generate a profit. That profit has 2 financial effects: it drives up prices or it drives down quality, which the purpose of either is to increase the profits generated. And […]