The real danger of misinformation and disinformation is much less from incorrect information than from the political misuse of these labels by governments and social media organizations to suppress opinions they dislike. […]
Slowing or Avoiding “The Long Goodbye” of Alzheimer’s
The memory loss and personality changes brought on by Alzheimer’s disease have been described as “the long goodbye” until death. Alzheimer’s is an irreversible disease with no known cure. It slowly steals […]
Russia’s War Has Started The Great U-Turn
The West’s net zero policies, pursued too rapidly, with the wrong technologies, and without regard to energy security, has financed Russia’s war on Ukraine. The Great U-Turn back to fossil fuels has […]
Is There Light at the End of the Omicron Tunnel?
I wish all my readers a happy, healthy 2022. New knowledge of Covid-19 often suggests new policies that contradict existing policies. A prime example is the early advice not to wear masks, […]
The ‘Climate Emergency’: Another Apocalyptic Prophesy?
Introduction Public anxiety about climate change does not arise from scientific study of the Earth’s centuries-long cycles of ice ages and global warming. Rather, that anxiety arises because so many people assume […]
How to Fix MAID and Why the Government Won’t Do It
Canada’s MAID law has for decades been a failed attempt to use the criminal law to regulate a medical procedure that is within provincial jurisdiction. That is using the wrong tool for […]
Medical Assistance for a Kinder Death
My Presentation on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Before the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on Bill C-7, February 3, 2021 My presentation was as an individual, not as […]
The MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying) Debate is the Abortion Debate All Over Again
Introduction 2,420 years ago Socrates was in prison awaiting execution. One of his followers begged him to escape, saying “But Socrates, you have been condemned to death.” In refusing to escape, Socrates […]
Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in 2020
Excessive concentration of power in large corporations and lobby groups under capitalism can do a lot of harm. Excessive concentration of power in big government under socialism can also do a lot […]
Corona Virus and Climate Change Models: How Scary Would You Like it to Be?
I was recently reminded of a joke from the days when I was an ad executive (before I became a lawyer). Client: What time is it? Ad Exec (looking at watch): […]