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November 24, 2005
  Corporate piracyPDF files may take a moment to load

"A government's view of the economy can be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

- Ronald Reagan, 40th US President, Republican

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January 20, 2005
  Sinking into the casino abyssPDF files may take a moment to load

Entering the front doors of a casino in Calgary is a rare experience reserved for moments of boredom and feelings of risk. The lingering smoke, dreary faces, a dismal atmosphere underscored by an apparent quiet desperation. After completing three trips to Las Vegas last year, I incorrectly assumed my impression of gambling was accurate. Nothing could be further from the truth. The glamour of Las Vegas' billion dollar casino resorts is not a far stretch from the clever marketing advertisements that promote them.

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December 09, 2004
  The power structure textbooks forgotPDF files may take a moment to load

"One of the chief obstacles to intelligence is credulity, and credulity could be enormously diminished by instructions as to the prevalent forms of mendacity. Credulity is a greater evil in the present day than it ever was before, because, owing to the growth of education, it is much easier than it used to be to spread misinformation, and, owing to democracy, the spread of misinformation is more important than in former times to the holders of power."

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