Tag Archives: bureaucracy

MEASURING THINGS

THE CONTRARIAN MEASURING THINGS Going back through history, societies have developed measuring systems, often based on parts of the human body. So we have the foot, a convenient way to measure small distances, the yard, that is, the distance from … Continue reading

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NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO SEPARATISM

THE CONTRARIAN Back when I was a young Municipal Engineer, I took in every opportunity to learn more, including Municipal Engineers gatherings. At one such, during social hour I was comparing notes with a fellow from one of the Toronto … Continue reading

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IT’S MAGIC

THE CONTRARIAN Hi friend   —  I generally post to my blog in concert with submitting my column to the Dryden Observer.  It has not published for several weeks, nobody seems to know what is happening, anyway as a result I … Continue reading

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HOUSING PLAN

  THE CONTRARIAN The following essay is from a year ago, praising the Ontario government of the day for recognizing much of the problem with housing. Of course they missed the main problem, which is Ontario is bent on directing … Continue reading

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The Human Drive for Inequality

I thought you might find the following essay interesting, it is copied from the Casey Daily Dispatch, july 3/18. The Human Drive for Inequality,   By John Hunt, MD At the Foundation for Economic Education Conference (FEECON) in 2017, I met … Continue reading

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Doug Casey on the Plague of Cultural Marxists

  THE CONTRARIAN   — Doug Casey is one of my favourite modern writers, he is an extreme Libertarian, but his ideas are always interesting. Here is some excerpts from an interview with him back in 2017 Nick Giambruno: What exactly … Continue reading

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NORTHERN MUNICIPALITIES

THE CONTRARIAN This is to expand on a previous column in which I argued that the drafters of British North America Act forgot about municipal governments, so municipalities in Canada are weak, totally wards of the provinces. But cut the … Continue reading

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