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BUYING A TESLA?

THE CONTRARIAN There’s a lot of hype around electric cars these days, especially the Tesla, with new models coming out that might even be affordable for ordinary people. But you won’t see me rushing out to buy one because I … Continue reading

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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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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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THE OLDER I GET

THE CONTRARIAN Here is a little poem The older I get     the more I think/ You only get a minute, better live while you’re in it/  Cause it’s gone in a blink. And the older I get   the truer it … Continue reading

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

THE CONTRARIAN So, Little Red Riding Hood is tripping along through the forest on her way to her grandma’s house, enjoying the scenery and the birdies and bunnies who seem to follow her everywhere, red hooded cape unbuttoned, red hair … Continue reading

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A POLITICAL DISCUSSION

THE CONTRARIAN I see the split in modern society as a tug-of-war between two different basic assumptions or prejudices. One side believes we are born totally virtuous, a clean slate, and all evil is imparted by society.  So if we … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Crowds

THE CONTRARIAN — Contrarians like the book “The Wisdom of Crowds”, by James Suroweiki. It starts with the premise that there is a thread of common opinion or belief in any large group of people. It offers case histories to … Continue reading

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