Author Archives: Dave Pollard

Farewell to Bowen, Part 1

Average home prices in Greater Vancouver. Detached homes now “average” $2M in price. Chart from Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. I wasn’t going to write about this — my departure from Bowen — because I was concerned it would … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t Matter But It Does

Image from wikimedia by Nick Hobgood, CC-BY-SA 3.0 The title of this post is stolen from a catchy new John Mayer song. His lyrics are OK, if a little self-preoccupied. But the title resonated with me as I contemplate a … Continue reading

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Are Humans Inherently Violent?

image: creative commons CC0 license from pixabay Ask scientists the question about our inherent nature, and you will unearth a spectrum of answers, with most clustered at two poles: That we are inherently a violent, covetous, acquisitive and war-prone species, … Continue reading

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CoVid-19: Still Making the Same Mistakes

Take a look at these four charts. They pretty much speak for themselves. Chart 1: New Daily Reported Cases per M people. (Actual daily cases are ~6x these numbers, per IHME) Chart 2: New Daily Reported Deaths per M people. … Continue reading

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Dave’s Best Writing

image from pxfuel, cc0 I started this blog in 2003, and since then I’ve written over 3,000 articles, essays and stories, which, if I were to print them out in standard book size, would fill over 9,000 pages. I’m guessing … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: July 2021

cartoon by Teresa Burns Parkhurst in the New Yorker One of the things I’ve found amusing in the debates about whether humans have free will or not, is the strange position of some very popular but seemingly not very bright … Continue reading

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Live Free or Die

cartoon by Greg Perry in The Tyee If you’re not Canadian, substitute your national animal for the beaver. PS Pirro, responding to my latest CoVid-19 post about this becoming a “pandemic of the unvaccinated“, wondered aloud why, given all the … Continue reading

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Pandemic of the Unvaccinated

The danger now is in areas of vaccine hesitancy (orange in the top chart above), both to their own people and to those they visit in areas with low levels of infection (dark blue in the second chart above). So: … Continue reading

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Extinction Capitalism Part Two: The Next Ten Years

actual vs official rate of inflation (CPI), per ShadowStats In the first part of this article I attempted to explain how and why what I call Extinction Capitalism arose, and why it will inevitably lead to global economic collapse. In … Continue reading

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five tiny stories

photo by ex-Bowen Islander Jason Wilde, Killarney Lake, Feb 2019. The NYT has a project called “tiny love stories”. Readers are encouraged to pare their personal story of love down to 100 words, and send it in. I recently reprinted … Continue reading

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