Canadian Work Ethic

Yes no doubt this old lady will be damned for her lack of pride, her inability to suffer in silence and her lack of work ethic.

Art?
Why doesn’t she go out and get a real job? We’re sure Walmart and McDonald’s are always hiring.

ahh she might just be too old and mouthy  and isn’t she that troublesome biddy who insists upon reading the fine print before signing a contract?

 

What would Thomas Piketty say

Oh yes and by the way …

Where in the world is

Thomas Piketty today

That gig he had just yesterday

He didn’t show up

I heard them say

Where oh where

Has that rock-star gone

Where oh where is he

Tell me tell me if you can

Where is Thomas Piketty?

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Who are these Canadians and what do they have to say about Canadian work ethic?

Naheed Nenshi

Don Iveson

An interesting look at the past:
SOCIAL INSURANCE AND ALLIED SERVICES

Report by
SIR WILLIAM BEVERIDGE

1942

And

What about all these people? What have they had to say about work ethic?

Milton Friedman

James Tobin

John Kenneth Galbraith

Richard Cloward

France’s Fox Piven

Erik Owen Wright

Peter Fraser

Carole Pateman

Antonio Negri

Michael Hardt

Philippe Van Parijs

Veronique de Rugy

Charles Murray

John Aziz

Robert Reich

James Hughes

Pete Frase

Guy Sorman

Matt Zwolinski

Ed Dolan

The Canadian economy based on the work ethic?

Would that be the same economy built over the centuries upon the “model of marriage that allowed men to free-ride off the domestic labor of women”. Carole Pateman might have an answer to that question.

There are some scholars concerned that Basic Income would destroy the incentive to work.

Incentive to work?

Do Canadian programs really promote an incentive to work?

Ever see jobs or programs that are open to people not on welfare or EI?

Ever go to an employment office and try to get help finding a job?

Ever watch the welfare guy dump his cigarette butts out onto public sidewalks?

Ever wonder about welfare dental care while you cannot afford a dentist?

Ever wonder about welfare guys taking taxis while you walk?

Ever watch the EI recipients pack up and head south for the winter?

Ever wonder what that fourth generation welfare kid will be doing in a dozen years?

Does Canada have any incentive to work that might be endangered by Basic Income?

What do these guys have to say about incentive to work?

Erik Brynjolfsson

Andrew McAfee

John Maynard Keynes

Barbara Bergman

Randall Wray

Mike Konczal

Max Sawicky

Michael Huemer

Jim Manzi

Brink Lindsey

Do other Canadians worry more about work ethic or survival?

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Spraw-Fest

Ahh was he here too?
Qui?
Thomas Piketty
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#12

Pi

Enjoy life, live in peace but carry a big stick …

Perhaps the best advice I ever received was from a dear artist friend who told me this years ago:
” Never forget that you are a human being.”
This advice has helped me survive the effects of a dehumanizing world that grows worse year by year.

While the games and movie industry and the war machines that run this world might encourage us to believe otherwise, we are not owned by them. We are human. However, we are also very vulnerable.

As long as we can remember this and retain some bit of our humanity there might be hope for future generations.

May 2015

All month long … The Great Granny Gathering. You are invited. May 2015. Gloucester County. New Brunswick. Canada.

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This is recycled from an out-of-date publication. I thought I might make prints and offer them for sale as a fund-raiser for the Great Granny Gathering 2015. Anyone? Comments?

Hmmm …
Fancy Hats anyone? I would take commissions for wild hats to wear to the Great Granny Gathering in 2015. First come, first served. Price to be negotiated. I charge by the hour. You supply a recycled hat that I will transform into an original creation using whatever recycled supplies I have on hand. No two hats will be identical.