Social Commentary

Diversity (or, do you want fries with that?)

DIVERSITY - Why are we so afraid of this word? Why does this one little word cause so much anger and opposition? Why are we uncomfortable even discussing diversity? It will probably come as no surprise….human beings find comfort in sameness. We thrive on commonalities. In fact, where romantic relationships are concerned, studies have

Diversity (or, do you want fries with that?)2019-07-24T09:27:33-04:00

Altruism (or, could we ever pull off a Socialist society?)

I recently ran across an opinion piece in The Week, entitled The Ugly Truth of Canada’s Welfare State, by Shikha Dalmia. The very first paragraph struck me… She wrote, “The central project of the liberal welfare state is to build a society based on a high-minded ethic of altruism rather than narrow self-interest. The

Altruism (or, could we ever pull off a Socialist society?)2019-07-24T10:27:15-04:00

Political Correctness Gone Awry? (or, perhaps Trump got something right)

Whatever you think of Trump, he is correct on one (at least one) count – Political Correctness is out of control. I would also add that political correctness is, ultimately, not in our best interest. But wait! Before you let the word “Trump” scare you off, hear me out… The way I see it,

Political Correctness Gone Awry? (or, perhaps Trump got something right)2019-07-24T10:37:36-04:00
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