Category Archives: Economic Development

Food Waste: Gut Check

Isn’t it funny when righteous people are confronted with practical exceptions to their principles?  Don’t we love it when the family values politician gets caught in a gay tryst on video, or when the environmental crusader is exposed for owning a Hummer and a Learjet with the combined carbon footprint of Paul Bunion? This happened…
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How Food Banks Impoverish Us All

The blog has been silent while I searched for meaning and relevance in the blur of events surrounding my tiny, private life.  Against the backdrop of Trumped up Trudeauosities, the valiant and thwarted left deflecting against a global right maelstrom, amidst cyclones of wartime rhetoric,  and even more devastating hurricanes of actual force, how are…
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Spinning Straw Into Gold: What Happened to ‘Garbage In, Garbage Out’?

Elsewhere I’ve gonged the media for uncritically reporting misleading polling results, spinning headlines from them like Rumplestiltskin spinning gold from straw. It’s a problem because it actually sways uninformed viewers, listeners, and readers in ways that encourage acceptance of future falsehoods. In this case, it might seem more comical than offensive. On first blush, you…
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