Category: Huffington Post

  • Bitcoin Has Become About The Payday, Not Its Potential

    Bitcoin Has Become About The Payday, Not Its Potential

    Cryptocurrencies aren’t a store-of-value nor safe haven for anyone’s assets. They’re experiments. In the beginning, Bitcoin was something of a revolution to me. The digital currency represented everything from my rebellious youth. It was a decentralized, denationalized, and digital currency operating outside the traditional banking and governmental system. It used tools of cryptography and connected…

  • WHO Elections: Will The Promise Of A Healthier Future Be Forgotten?

    WHO Elections: Will The Promise Of A Healthier Future Be Forgotten?

    Many countries, such as Canada, are focused on implementing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and universalizing coverage. Others, pushed by the WHO, are leading anti-tobacco efforts. But many are seeking a reduced role for determining health policy at the very top level. For the first time in recorded memory, the race to lead the…

  • Why Fewer Canadians Are Using Tobacco

    Why Fewer Canadians Are Using Tobacco

    Despite the millions in proposed new spending for getting Canadians unhooked off tobacco, fewer Canadians are lighting up. Just 17.7 percent of Canadians smoked daily or occasionally in 2015, according to the Canadian Community Health Survey released last week. That’s down from 18.1 per cent the previous year. Those results were revealed at the same…

  • Clash Of The Sinclairs: A Story Of American Socialism And Fascism

    Clash Of The Sinclairs: A Story Of American Socialism And Fascism

    The grand plans of socialism are doomed once put into practice, several characters surmise, even before the rise of Windrip. But fascism can somehow use that existing path and exploit it for its own. At present, I’m making my way through Sinclair Lewis’ It Can’t Happen Here. It’s a rather dated novel, detailing the rise of…

  • Vaping May Win The Fight Against Underage Smoking

    Vaping May Win The Fight Against Underage Smoking

    In countries such as Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and South Africa, measures aimed at reducing smoking and tobacco use are on the primary docket. Chief in each government’s arsenal is a requirement that cigarette and tobacco products be subject to plain packaging, with all cigarette logos and designs excluded and graphic warnings taking up…