Thursday, September 16, 2010

Gun Registry: Toronto's Fault

Maybe he said this, maybe he didn't. Federal Conservative minister John Baird is quoted as blaming Toronto elites for keeping the long-barrel gun registry. The story is here. Hmmm ... Baird is a real partisan. That is not bad. All parties have them and there is a reason why people are partisan so let's not blame him for that. What is interesting is that somehow one gets to be a member of the elite for supporting a policy that is popular with the police and that the government's own internal studies say is efficient and effective. Ah ... whatever happened to law and order. I guess I'm a member of the elite to for being in efficiency and effectiveness in public policy.
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North Korea and the Economics of Threat

North Korea is in the news so much ... that no one pays attention to it. And, in my view, rightly so. Yes, some people have to pay attention...