Commentary

The (Milton) Gates of Hell

The (Milton) Gates of Hell

The Berlin Wall. The U.S.-Mexico border. The thick layer of insect repellent that lines the…

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Pierre vs. Justin

As a drop into the ocean of political commentary, writing on the fate on Justin Trudeau should be preceded by an apology. Allusions to his father, his lack of a substantive legislative record, and his career training before politics have served as considerable fodder for insufferable amounts of opinion pieces…

22 Oct 2:23 PM 0 Read More...

The Heir to Pierre

Justin Trudeau’s announcement to run for the Liberal Leadership has made Canadians all across the country melt; the Toronto Star has said he is the leader Canadians were most likely to vote for. Let’s face it, the prospect of him winning the leadership is keeping Stephen and Thomas…

18 Oct 5:37 PM 0 Read More...

Making a Good Public Does Not Make It a Public Good

In a recently published op-ed, “If Education Is Not a Public Good, What Is?,” Christopher Bangs argues that education is a public good based on an inaccurate interpretation of the conditions required for a product to be classified as such. He then goes on to claim that “education at…

18 Oct 10:56 AM 0 Read More...

If Education Is Not a Public Good, What Is?

After months and months of struggle for accessible education, I learned today that public education is not a public good. In one of my economics classes, we discovered that the strict economic criteria for a public good—it must be non-rival and non-excludable—exclude education. Like any good…

16 Oct 7:01 PM 4 Read More...

Of Gum Chewers and Coffee Drinkers

This morning I had a brief chat with a gum-chewer, whose technique, I was interested to observe, was very poor. She chomped vigorously, with much wasteful jaw movement and audible squelching. If I had had the time, I would have given her a lesson. The experienced chewer wastes no…

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