The articles collected here at one time graced my office door. Enjoy.
- Tradition takes a bough. A Sunday Times article on mistletoe.
- A case of cheap vodka at the Bar. Hate our
bar-coded existence? This article, which appeared in the Comment section of the
excellent broadsheet The Independent in the autumn of 1995, is
then a tonic for you. It is, in its way, a jibe at attorneys as well.
- The bottom line is, never trust a banker. The
experts haven't a clue, says Simon Sebag
Montefiore. This article, from the Sept 10, 1995, Sunday
Times, argues why bankers cannot be trusted for their advice.
- Mary Lefkowitz has outraged some academics by insisting that Socrates
was Greek, says Michael Gove. This news item, in
The Times, is an indictment of the nonsense thrown up by those
pandering to political correctness. More political correctness nonsense has
been documented in The Times, this time involving
place names in the US.
- Man has a new best friend, but the police don't
want to know. This humorous article, from The Times, relates the
sad tale of one person's experience with feline road-kill.
- Well brought up psychopaths 'make good
stockbrokers'. Better than having serial killers on the loose, I suppose.
If you like that article, then you'll be thrilled to learn that bullies become chairmen of boards. Surprised?
Both from The Times.
- Blunders on the way to the bedroom, by Tim Lott,
appearing in -- what else? -- The Times.
- Myth behind the idea of an unfettered global
economy. Anita Roddick argues that the drive to deregulate free trade
further is the last hurrah of an outdated theory; from The Times
- When tax revenues slip through the Net. The
man with the laptop cannot be traced and taxed, so governments will have to cut
- The overinformation.
We are weighed down with useless facts - but a remedy is at hand
- In cyberspace, nobody can hear you yawn
- another opinion piece from The Times
- Just exorcise those pounds away; and big breasts are good for men
- Tabloid topics from 2000
- Don't call me. I'll sue you - how
to handle telemarketers
- I want a piece of this First People's
Action - opinion from the National Post's Elizabeth Nickson
- Pragmatic anti-Semites - opinion
from the National Post's George Jonas
- Religion is no pyjama party - the
National Post's Father Raymond de Souza on disproportionate media
coverage accorded to Wicca in a CTV documentary
- Bryan Appleyard, writing for
the Sunday Times with commentary on fallout from Princess Di's death
- French philosophers just don't get the
joke -- follow up in The Times about physicist Alan Sokal's spoof
- Rise of the City rocket scientists -
a Times article on how physicists, mathematicians and statisticians are
beginning to dominate the world of commerce
- Tobacco taxes blamed for sharp rise
in obesity - makes a lot of sense, doesn't it?
- When dad becomes a dirty word
- Column by Donna Laframboise. From the National Post
- The cheque is in the mail, I swear
- Going after Internet scammers. From The Globe and Mail
- Wasting money, stifling dissent - native
governance abuses. From the National Post
- 1% of Canadians say they're gay: StatsCan
- Make the pie higher - misunderestimating
- Smog deaths: 0 - air pollution is
not the big killer some say it is
- Verify climate science -
It wouldn't have taken six years to detect flaws in the
`hockey stick' study if independent verification was encouraged more. From the
- Environmental `science' killer
hypocrisy - a sharp letter to the editor of the National Post
- Dying for a cultural fantasy -
an editorial in the wake of calamities on the Kashechewan reserve
- Mathematicians are the new
must-have employee in the business world