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The Meanness of Our Times

As an observer of popular culture, I have noticed a shift from compassion to meanness. The meanness I see is a function of a number of factors: The Left/Right Divide There has always been a left/right ideological divide in politics. That…

The End of Taxation?

Governments tax to gather revenue to provide services for the public. These services are essential and need to be supported and funded. The question going forward is: how do we continue to fund education, healthcare, infrastructure, defence and security, policing,…

Truth and Lies

I have tried to stay out of the current debate on President's Donald Trump's continued attacks on what he called "the dishonest media". Guy's Life Magazine prefers to remain focussed on the positive, but the current assault on media is…

Media Bias – Who is Biased?

There has been considerable criticism, of late, about what is called "media bias". While it is reasonable that the media should be open to critique by its' viewership, the current spate of attacks have a different agenda. Noam Chomsky, the…

Gender Stereotypes

If you want to understand gender-based stereotypes, look at the examples found in the movie "Pretty Woman" starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. The stereotypes are foundational to the movie and furthermore they are mutually dependent. This is often the…

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