It’s not race that determines how people are treated. It’s racism.
One of the most common responses I get from people when I talk about business owners stealing worker wages to accumulate wealth—particularly billionaires—is that the business’s success is reliant on the owner, that they built the company, and their efforts should be rewarded, even if it’s exorbitantly. Let’s explore this. For the purposes of illustration, […]
I don’t consume drugs, but I support freedom and protection for those who do.
Until that changes, it’ll be a challenge to reduce Alberta’s energy consumption, and by extension, its emissions.
The main difference between a service performed by the public sector and the same service performed by the private sector is that the latter must generate a profit. That profit has 2 financial effects: it drives up prices or it drives down quality, which the purpose of either is to increase the profits generated. And […]
Often when I use the word homophobia—especially in spaces that aren’t exclusively leftist—someone challenges my usage, saying that it isn’t an accurate term, that it isn’t a true fear. Except I argue that the word homophobia actually does describe a real fear. People who express (or even feel) homophobia are afraid of what the presence […]
Someone recently that I was wrong about my take on business owners and workers because I don’t own a business.
Opponents of raising the minimum wage sometimes argue that raising it will increase the costs for customers. That’s sort of true, but only in a microeconomic sense. In other words, if a single business has to increase the salaries of the employees and their profit margins are thin (or they don’t want to lose out […]
There’s no inherent right to profit if you start the business, particularly if you perform only a fraction of the labour.
It’s impossible to maintain service delivery if the cost of delivering that service and the number of people accessing it both increase, while also reducing tax revenue.