Archive for the ‘Society’ Category

The Best of Thomas Sowell

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Basic Economics – audio book

Discrimination: show me the evidence (1981)


Recovery International

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Listen to a recording of a Recovery presentation by Burnaby Group Leader Gordon, member Ezra, and me, at the BC Humanist Society Meeting in Vancouver on Feb 18. Thanks so much to the Humanist Society for giving us the opportunity to speak. The podcast is 28 min in length.

Feminism? How about Human Rights?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

According to current feminist ideology, males are privileged in our society. However, many more men than women are dying by suicide, work accidents, and murder. More than 70% of missing and murdered Canadian Indigenous are men and boys, but Canada launched a national inquiry into only missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Women outperform men at all levels of education. Men who are falsely accused of sexual harassment are persumed guilty prior to trial by society at large, and sometimes convicted on just hearsay. It’s time to move away from identity politics, and mind individual human rights.

The case for Basic Income Guarantee

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The welfare system is a poverty trap (see previous post). The system won’t help you unless you’re destitute; it won’t cushion you if you happen not to have supporting parents, and if you didn’t land that permanent, full-time, decently paying job with sick leaves and benefits. It won’t provide security if you want to pursue higher education, if you want to leave an unsatisfying job and look for alternatives, or if you need time off to take care of ailing parents, or children.

What is it like to be on Welfare in British Columbia?

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Application requirements for a single adult:

  • Two previous years in a row earning income of at least $7,000 per year.1
  • No more than $2,000 in cash, including RRSP (you’ll have to use up your RRSP before you apply). You cannot refuse to accept assets, income, or other means of support. You cannot dispose of any asset for less than its worth. If the amount is more than $2,000 the Ministry may reduce or cut off your benefits.2
  • You are allowed to own a car of up to $10,000 in worth. If your car is more valuable, the Ministry will instruct you to sell it and live off that money before you can apply for assistance.2
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