When idiots propose new taxes

John Welsman, the president of the Screen Composer’s Guild of Canada (SCGC), has proposed a tax on downloads over 15GB, saying that when people’s internet traffic exceeds 15GB, it is likely that they are watching (too much) Netflix or downloading music. This idea is so preposterous, downright criminal, that it makes you wonder if Mr. Welsman should perhaps make an emergency appointment with a psychiatrist. Continue reading “When idiots propose new taxes”

Simple: same job, same pay

The Canadian news magazine Maclean’s came up with a great idea recently: selling two different versions of the current issue, one for men, sold at a higher price, and one for women. The magazine wanted to draw attention to the gender-based pay gap issue. Proceeds from the ‘male issue’ will be donated to the scholarship fund for an Indigenous woman. Continue reading “Simple: same job, same pay”