347 – The middle has no class / Political snake oil / Toronto 4/20

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Apr 242014
 

The Middle Class

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 The middle has no class: the middle class, government protecting the middle class, free enterprise, success, lowering standard of living, government spending cuts, protecting the middle class – from government, classless society, College of Trades, Obama’s reign of error, job creation, inflation, money supply
17:35 Reign of error? government mistakes, gold, Sparta, inflation, tripling of US money supply, cut in wages, standard of living, government pensions, snake oil, nice people
30:35 Kathleen Wynne’s leadersh*t leadership: Kathleen Wynne vs NDP and PC, unions, labour, College of Trades, Wynne’s proposed partnership – government-business – government-labour, Ontario budget and election, technology and the internet, economic history of the automobile, creation of wealth and high wages
48:10 Catch A Fire: Toronto 4/20: Toronto 4/20, Vapor Central, London 4/20, policing pot events 55:53 END

346 – Ontario College of Trade barriers… Guild fascism

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Apr 172014
 

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Topics:
00:07 Ontario’s College of Trade Barriers: Ontario College of Trades, Jeff Yurek, Tim Hudak’s promise to scrap Ontario College of Trades, Trade barrier horror stories: Peter’s story, Doug’s story, Don’s story, Rich’s story, Brian’s story, Pete’s story, victims of trade barriers
16:45 Tory Story – Can you believe it? PC David Tsubouchi – Head of Ontario College of Trades, socialism-communism-fascism, PC Garfield Dunlop supports grandfathering College of Trades in, College of Teachers brought in by PCs
27:30 College discipline – We’re fine if you’re fined: Ontario College of Trades – from the horse’s mouth, ‘joining’ the college, fines and penalties apply to non-‘members’ as well, complaints and discipline, the public interest
40:35 Ontario College of Trades: Guild fascism: guilds, guild socialism, guild fascism, Ontario College of Trades, implied contract with public, medieval origins of guilds, tax-grab, not a ‘mistake’ but a crime 54:58 END

336 – Guest: Paul McKeever – Freedom Party’s Opposition Budget / Minimum wages

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Feb 062014
 

Freedom Party Opposition Budget

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 : Logan’s Runaway from balancing the budget Guest: Paul McKeever – Leader, Freedom Party of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne’s budget, Drummond Report, Balancing the Ontario Budget, end of life care, lethal injections to balance the budget, Tim Hudak chimes in
16:34 : Budging the budgetary elephant: health care’s share OHIP – competition and choice not privatization, taxes, HST, the price of OHIP, health care vouchers, all-day kindergarten, Ontario clean air benefit, opting out of OHIP, Canada Health Act compliance, CAA (Canadian Automobile Association) all candidate’s debate exclusion of Freedom Party candidate Erin Goodwin
34:10 : Maximum denial behind minimum wages Union representation, Ontario minimum wage rise, the relationship between employment and minimum wage laws, the German example, the economic smell test, well-meaning? Kathleen Wynn not sorry for job losses, immorality of minimum wage laws, guaranteed poverty, the employer’s role
51:25 : They do it on purpose minimum wages are designed to hurt the economy, politicians succeeding, beneath our contempt, the evil nature of those who advocate minimum wages, asking Satan to stop sinning, the joke’s on us 57:34 : End

333 – Michael Chong’s a party pooper / Minimum wage – maximum damage

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Jan 162014
 

Tory Caucus Meeting

 
 
 
 

Topics:
00:07 Chong’s deformed Reform Act: white lies, Michael Chongs’ Reform Act, hyper­democracy, majority rule, non­confidence leadership review, government control of political parties, media misinformation and debate,
23:20 For democracy’s sake, party on! leadership, democracy without voting, voting without democracy, democratic participation vs voting, political parties
33:58 Minimum­ thinking Conservatives: minimum wages, wage and price controls, economics and principles, a Conservative record of socialism and high taxes, taxation
53:00 Got a job? Laissez­ nous thankful: real job creation vs government job creation, state rationing, capitalism, government intervention in commerce, laissez ­nous faire 58:59 END

090 – Shovel-ready economics – Digging our way into debt

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Feb 122009
 

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Shovel-ready economics – Digging our way into debt
Labouring under missed conceptions – The three causes of unemployment
Belabouring a point: The global market is the only market
Economic food for thought