Terrorism – 9/11

This LTE was sent to the Victoria Times Colonist shortly after 9/11happened, something to hold in mind when asked by President Obama to make 9/11 the day of public service. Sirs: On September 11th 2001, some 3500 of our fellow citizens started their day the same way we did, harboring no grudge toward others and […]

Ideas have Consequences

Individual rights -when ideas matter. The origin – It all starts when the idea that we are created or born without sin, obligation, duty etc. become widespread in a culture. the view that equality is the rule, that none can be held to be more than any other, that a covenant of debt can not […]

Money’s ownership

That said, money is a unique thing in that money is not a prime pursuit. We all work for what money can do, be to acquire basics like food and shelter or ski trips or the thrill of overcoming an obstacle such as going into space or building a bridge.

On Pragmatism

I’d never considered pragmatism to be anything much more than a non ideological outlook on life but after reading a post stressing how debilitating an effect it can have on the thought process, I can see that I’m mistaken and need to rethink the meaning clearly in my own mind. Doug Reich gave a great […]

Green Activists

The Editor The environmental movement calls for  us to reduce the amount of energy that we use.  We’re told our use of energy is both harmful to the earth and causes an unsustainable drain on finite resources. We are presented with two apocalyptic views of the future – a world ravaged by pollution with vast […]

Where we went wrong

In Hernando  de Soto’s book, ‘the Mystery of Capital’, he discusses the means America used to establish property rights in both  the raw frontier and the California gold rush claims.  He makes the case that individuals operating outside the legal system, his term, the extralegals, adopted rules of conduct and claim settlement measures that were […]

Need

Altruism, the moral code that places need as the standard for entitlement, has a devastating effect on the very people it is intended to help.  As a believer in free will, I can see that need has a self-fulfilling characteristic. If a person wants to, by their own actions they can place themselves in a […]

Reality

Our ‘division of labour ‘ society has delinked a greet number of people from reality.  From the tenured university professor who can say any outrageous thing to students ,  the assembly line worker pushing the green button for go and the red for stop to the clerk in the office doing bulk data entry, most […]

Water Exports

Over the last however any years, British Columbia has been debating water exports with any number of people who applied for permits to fill tankers and send then off to a thirsty world. Most of these proposals involve parking the tanker near an ocean terminating river, hooking up a pipe to the supply and driving […]

Financial Repair

The Prime Minister, The Honorable Stephen Harper: Please consider this, my voice as to what I consider to be appropriate actions for my government to take, actions to constructively address the current financial instability. I support a free market solution to the problem. I hold the viewpoint that the country is far better off with […]

Free Markets

I was having a thought the other day and concluded that a person who believes in free markets as a solution to economic problems, will inevitably develop a positive outlook on life. An integrated view of how a free market works means that one makes the fundamental assumption that each individual has a better idea […]

Conrad Black

The Editor: On this day, the tenth anniversary of Conrad Black offspring, The National Post, I’m remembering the man’s current ordeal and I’d like share my thoughts, if not with the NP readership, at least with the editorial board. I wonder if, when some three years ago those disgruntled Hollinger shareholders who asked the courts […]

Jobs, Work and Effort

Have you heard the catchy slogan “unemployment is not working”? That sentence is usually followed by, “We demand more jobs”. The two statements taken together, show clearly the ignorance associated with the meaning of the term “jobs”. And from the high level of unemployment in Canada we can deduce that few people really understand what […]