Frédéric Bastiat was a 19th century free market French economist and writer. He is known for his writings on plunder, legal or otherwise, and one of his most reknowned quotes is: “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselvesContinue reading Rich Coleman announces retirement as Cullen Commission gets underway
I’ve got a really busy week and a half ahead and while I’ll still be watching activity on the blog,posts during this time will be sparse unless something earth-shattering comes up. However because I know many of you don’t use twitter or other forms of social media, there are a few items you should beContinue reading **Updated:Millionaires, money and political influence in BC: What you should be reading this week.
Wise words for many policy makers who often seem to demonstrate a lack of empathy and understanding of how the real world works for the average person, perhaps because they spend more time behind their desk than out and about connecting with real people There will be no Duel column next Monday, so I’ll beContinue reading “A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.” ~ John Le Carre
It’s appalling that I say I am not entirely surprised by this story: http://www.canada.com/story.html?id=02c4d164-e438-4fd4-890e-9ecf90685fa5 In sophisticated frauds, a number of provincial government workers have teamed up with dodgy businesses and contractors to steal from you, the taxpayer. The schemes — including an apparent rogue network of “public servants” bilking the health care system, and fraudsContinue reading Documents released by government to Province reporter Sam Cooper, leave more questions than answers.