Author: Christopher Oldcorn

Polemicist & Contrarian

Economic Thought: Adam Smith “Wealth of Nations”

“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest” Adam Smith Economic progress is a recent phenomenon. Life in 1600 was remarkably like 600 with peasants and rulers. The economy was the same century after century…

What I Love About America: Free Speech

Beautiful day driving up Collins Avenue in warm Miami Beach. Beats brushing snow off the car. On the day I flew to Miami, it was at freezing in Toronto and 85F when I landed. Nothing is more inspiring than the warm air and knowing I am protected by the First Amendment. I understand what Christopher…

New Zealand Mosque Mass Shooting

“One of New Zealand’s darkest days” Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand Prime Minister Mosques across New Zealand have closed their doors along with stores and restaurants. Christchurch New Zealand is in lockdown. Today at 1:40 pm local time, the worst mass shooting in New Zealand’s history began in Christchurch. The shooter entered Al Noor mosque. He…

A “Living Wage”

Jennifer, a restaurant server, working her minimum wage job can barely pay the bills. Some months, not all the bills get paid. She lives paycheque to paycheque. If she gets sick, she does not work or get paid. Inequality between the rich and poor sits at an all-time high. The working poor rack up debt…

Understanding Your Conservative SNOWFLAKE Family

Most of your conservative family are SNOWFLAKES! Once mildly challenged, they will melt like Frosty the Snowman in Miami and walk away (or straight-up leave depending on their maturity level). Factual accounts of reality hurt their delicate feelings. CONs cannot cope. They need a safe space where no one can disagree with them. CONs do…

Brexit: Chequers vs Canada Plus

Brexit is the only thing people are talking about. Theresa May’s Chequers deal created a considerable amount of Brexit discourse. Numerous Conservative MPs will not support it; meaning Chequers would fail. In Parliament, the political parties formed a heated environment with outrageous hyperbole. Time to look at facts by comparing May’s Chequers verse the Canada…