Tag Archive: politics

A middle class is gun control

Yesterday I explored the efficacy of gun control laws in preventing gun related homicides.  I used statistics from 15 metropolitan statistical areas throughout the US to suggest that strict gun regulation does not… Continue reading

The economic conditions of failing gun control

For the 2006 – 2007 period covered by the US Census Bureau, New York City metropolitan area had 1212 gun related homicides while the Dallas area had 538.  Despite having very different gun… Continue reading

Gun control and America’s resistance to change

I was having a nice social media conversation with somebody considerably smarter than me, though measurably less American, about American resistance to change particularly where gun control is concerned.  It can be a… Continue reading

The math of gun unsafety

I’ve heard some interesting arguments about how guns keep us safe in the last 24 hours. But there’s one basic prevailing thought: if I have a gun, I am safer. It’s an understandable… Continue reading

When do guns break us?

The White House has said that today isn’t the day to talk about gun control.  It’s a policy issue.  That’s what they said.  And we can have policy discussions whenever we want.  Now’s… Continue reading

The new normal for U.S. jobs

Earlier today, federal reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced that quantitative easing would continue until the national unemployment rate fell below 6.5%.  With the unemployment rate currently sitting at 7.7%, that could mean reduced… Continue reading

Justice Scalia’s morality issue

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a controversial figure.  But on Monday, while speaking at Princeton University, he made some comments which exposed an incredible bias just as the supreme court prepares… Continue reading

We’re late for our conversation on gun control

Canada and the U.S. have been simultaneously thrown into a debate on gun control thanks to recent events and the violence of 2012 as a whole.  Unfortunately, with much more pressing matters –… Continue reading

The sense and nonsense around Justin Trudeau

As the presumptive front runner in the leadership race and the crown prince of the Liberal Party, Justin Trudeau has rightfully attracted a lot of scrutiny and criticism.  That’s good for a leadership… Continue reading

Designing our way to a better economy

As the world continues its attempts to pull itself out of a festering economic condition, municipal, state or provincial and federal governments have sought ways to produce growth, increase revenue and simultaneously cut… Continue reading