Thursday, September 21, 2006

There's irony, and then there's IRONY.

The hilarity here is, I'm sure, entirely unintentional:

The Toronto Star, in a truly disturbing display of economic illiteracy, advocates for a major increase in the minimum wage on the grounds that it will help the poorest members of society. By which they mean killing off thousands of jobs.

I expect this sort of flabbergasting economic reasoning from undergraduate political science students who think "economics" is some isolated "thing" you can massage and mould like a lump of clay. I don't expect it from the editorial board of a major Canadian newspaper.

This message dissing poor people brought to you by Aaron Lee Wudrick, undergraduate law student.

UH OH ... Poor Aaron seems to be getting dangerously deep into mindless hero worship here:

Difficult to find time to post lately, school is very busy - but the Prime Minister is in New York to speak to the UN tomorrow, and tonight spoke to the Economic Club of New York, and gave what I considered to be an outstanding speech.

Whatever you may think of his policies, this man looks and sounds like a statesman, and projects Canada as a strong country, with clearly defined principles and objectives.

I'm guessing it's only a matter of time before Aaron descends entirely into Hinderakeritis. I'm guessing it won't be long. I'm guessing we should start a pool.

1 comment:

Adam said...

Step 1: Define your mental model of the perfect political leader as resembling Stephen Harper.

Step 2: Stand back in awe at the frequency with which our prime minister acts exactly like your mental model of the perfect political leader. Whether or not you agree with his policies, you have to admit he's really very Harperish.

The sad thing is that I often feel the youth wing of every party follows this procedure...