Monthly Archives: March 2018

POPULISM

THE CONTRARIAN Here are two letters (not published) to the editor of arguably our main Canadian newsmagazine, one from 2014, and the second from 2017. They dramatically illustrate a change in the way our mainstream press defines ‘Populism’ over the … Continue reading

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COMMON SENSE

THE CONTRARIAN  The following is a succinct version of a clever OBITUARY which has been circulating for some years, and gets more appropriate as time goes by. Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who … Continue reading

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OLIVE ON A TOOTHPICK

THE CONTRARIAN Old-timers will remember when we might find bugs or worms or spoilage in our macaroni or oatmeal or flour if it was in the pantry very long. Not anymore, as long as we keep it in the box … Continue reading

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THE NEW MONEY

THE CONTRARIAN Our new money is crap. Not because it is shrinking – it takes six dollars to buy a cup of Starbucks, when some of us can remember a 5 cent cup of coffee.  Has coffee become more valuable?  … Continue reading

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