Until it gets so cold that I can no longer work in my Bathurst studio I hope to be there Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Visitors are always welcome.
It is Friday October 16. I was in my studio today and here is what my chorus line looks like so far
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.
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?
An interesting look at the past:
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SIR WILLIAM BEVERIDGE
What about all these people? What have they had to say about work ethic?
John Kenneth Galbraith
France’s Fox Piven
Erik Owen Wright
Philippe Van Parijs
Veronique de Rugy
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?
John Maynard Keynes
Do other Canadians worry more about work ethic or survival?
Are those Canadian Grannies still down on their knees …
Does she join a political party? Continue reading
This is Granny’s next work-to-come … Granny’s own peculiar way of saying work-in-progress.
Granny will be posting a call … Pay? … How about Equity?
Meanwhile, Granny is working on her Libretto
Libretto page 1
Act 1 …
Scene at Granny’s
Scene: the outside of a quaint obviously handbuilt house covered in multi-coloured patches of paint.
… On the sidewalk at the corner of the house three teens are loitering by a section of old fence over-run with vines
They find an old can hidden under the fence and begin kicking it back and forth between them
The kids are complaining that they are bored with nothing cottage,to do
*SONG (Need a song about this)
Bored bored nothing to do
What can we do
What is the use
Of a cottage by the sea
When it has
… when it has
When it has
No TV no games.
We have no connection
They look at the house
Why does this house
Not have a connection
Actually it appears as though the house may not even have electricity … No Power lines or telephone lines appear to connect to the house.
All the other house have plenty of lines and cables linking them all together (this would be obvious from images projected onto screens.
That was yesterday. Today is today. Granny needs help. Granny needs to post a call. Will anyone help Granny?
Please … Anyone … Granny wants to post a call for her Rock Opera. She has seven days. How does she offer equity? Granny has no idea how to go about this. Will anyone help Granny?
This is Day 2 of 7 Days of Grace.
Yes, day 2 and Granny discovers something about equity. It is not what she thought it was … Not an exciting positive thing at all … Really Granny would rather not be so Glum. The world already contains way way too much glum. Whooooa … Thinks Granny has this been going on for 100 years? Shouldn’t a 100 year birthday be cause for celebration?
Hmmmm …OK … Time to re-write. Time to talk about Granny-style equity … Joint venture … Partnership … Fair share ownership … That is how Granny sees equity.
Is it day 3. If Granny gets a bit absent minded sometimes … Please have patience. She has so much to do and so little time to do it. There are so many … Too many … Causes? Some might say lost causes. Granny refuses to accept that idea. Granny has dreamed a Dream and there is no stopping her now.
While the three teens are looking at the house The front door of the house opens and in the doorway is a little old lady dressed in an outfit as multi-coloured as her house. In her hands and supported by an ornate strap around her neck is what looks like a harp but it has only a string or two.
As the little old lady moves slowly towards the three teens she strums the strings and begins to hum a strange, slightly mournful and solemn
quite unfamiliar tune but in a very loud voice, shockingly loud and deep to hear coming from the mouth of such a small woman.