Archive for February 10th, 2013

COLUMN: Robson – Stop grabbing my fork!

- February 10th, 2013

Politicians should inspire me to eat better — not order me to

by John Robson

For what heinous sin am I condemned to watch Libby Davies on TV telling the House of Commons what I should eat?

Would you tolerate someone spilling their fourth martini while ordering you to sober up? Well, her campaigning for legally mandated limits on salt in food is no different.

Politician, heal thyself. Then inspire me with your example or shut up.

It’s not just her, of course. I keep getting press releases from the Harper Tories boasting of their campaign to make Canadians more fiscally literate.

What say you balance the budget and pay down the debt you racked up before worrying about my credit cards? Read more…

The wonders of the free market through a pencil, “I, Pencil”

- February 10th, 2013

We live in a time where many people doubt the fundamentals of our Western way of life, specifically the free market system.

In 1958, Leonard E. Read published the essay I, Pencil, as a way to explain how the free market system and how voluntary interactions around the world contribute to the manufacture of the simple pencil. Given the desire by so many for a centrally planned world, I offer this up for those that have yet to read it. Or if you prefer, watch the video below. Read more…

VIDEO: When charities become the police

- February 10th, 2013

VIDEO: Gavin McInnes – The New York Times is full of crap

- February 10th, 2013