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Runner Academy: The Beautiful Game - 6CR #120

Runner Academy: The Beautiful Game - 6CR #120

August 13, 2021
This week's episode is from Darnell's speaking engagement in July 2021 at the Ezra Institute's Runner Academy. His talk covers the following ideas
  • What did the Greco-Roman era contribute athletically?
  • How do sports unite us?
  • Should amateur athletes work for free?
  • Are bread and circus a good thing?
  • What is the Christian competing for?

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Produced by Madden Mitchell Media

Song from our intro: Sho Baraka - Pedantic

Related Episodes: 6CR #93, 6CR #89 & 6CR #79

References:

Ezra Institute: Runner Academy

Programs at the Ezra Institute Study Centre

https://anchor.fm/thankscoach

Everything you need to know about the NCAA's Name, Image & Likeness debate

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Teachers Like Us: Strike!!! - 6CR #75
The Tipping Point - 6CR #74

The Tipping Point - 6CR #74

February 14, 2020

Tipping is intended to compensate for high quality service. Would you believe that tipping is causing Chef's to be underpaid? Darnell & Joel discuss the following:

  • Tipping in other countries vs Canada
  • Rethink Tipping - 2012 TEDx Talk by Bruce McAdams
  • Who creates value for the customer
  • Mandatory tipping
  • Tipping promotes discrimination

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References:

The $100,000 a year waitress isn't a myth: Some hard truths about tipping in Canada

Tipping in Europe: The Europe Tipping Guide

Tipping in Australia: Who should you tip and how much?

What the Ontario minimum wage increase means for you

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Chick-fil-A Clucked Up! - 6CR #63
O’Cannabiz Conference - 6CR #44

O’Cannabiz Conference - 6CR #44

July 19, 2019

The O'Cannabiz Conference provided The Six Cents Report with media passes to their 2019 Toronto event. Darnell & Joel discuss their experience and what they learned from the conference.

Topics include:

  • Unique aspects of Canadian industry - regulations, patents
  • Medical use & cannabinoids
  • Bill C93 - Pardon vs Expungement of 'simple possession' records
  • Purpose of law & criminal records
  • Cannabis Market beyond recreational

Previous Cannabis episode: 6CR #10

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Reference Links:

Toronto Just Can't Get Rid Illegal Cannabis Stores

Chris Kresser on the problems with nutritional epidemiological studies

cb2insights

The Ultimate Guide to Cannabinoids in Cannabis

Liberals Pass Bill to Suspend Records for Simple Cannabis Possession

Cannabis Amnesty

Frequently asked questions about expungement

Hard On Liberty - Drugs

Mike Dillard Podcast With Teeka Tiwari

Hemp is the New Oak: America’s First Hemp “Wood” Factory is Being Built

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Economics for Journalists - 6CR #42

Economics for Journalists - 6CR #42

July 5, 2019

The Fraser Institute hosted their Economics for Journalist conference at the beginning of June 2019. Darnell was one of 25 participants selected to attend. Darnell & Joel have a conversation breaking down the conference and go in-depth on a few of the sessions. Topics include:

  • Darnell's experience at the conference
  • The Economic Way of Thinking
  • Property Rights and the Tragedy of the Commons
  • Teaching Kids to share
  • Why Good Politics is Bad Economics: Public Choice Theory 101

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Reference Links:

Tragedy of the commons

MP Maxime Bernier says Scheer won Tory leadership thanks to ‘fake Conservatives’

Essay: That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen

Audiobook: That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen

Journalism Seminars

 

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Dodging Oppression: Dodgeball a Tool of Oppression? - 6CR #41

Dodging Oppression: Dodgeball a Tool of Oppression? - 6CR #41

June 28, 2019

A paper claiming dodgeball is a tool of oppression was presented by Joy Butler from the University of British Columbia and David Burns from Kwantlen Polytechnic University while presenting their research at the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Darnell & Joel have a conversation regarding dodgeball, that covers the following:

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Reference Articles:

IDA Dodgeball 101 - How To Play Dodgeball Rules

Dodgeball isn't just problematic, it's an unethical tool of 'oppression': researchers

Dodgeball is a tool of ‘oppression’ used to ‘dehumanize’ others, researchers argue

Professor Joy Butler’s Perspectives on Bullying and Dodgeball Game

David Staples: The world needs more dodgeball, not less of it

Twitter Pool, regarding banning Dodgeball

Don't pick on dodgeball. It's no more 'oppressive' or 'problematic' than any sport

FB post with screen shots of articles with similar title

Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship

Youtube Playlist for The Grievance Studies Affair Documentary

Statistical Analysis Conclusions Explained

PRIVILEGE OF THE GAPS

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Is Ticketmaster Ripping Us Off? - 6CR #37

Is Ticketmaster Ripping Us Off? - 6CR #37

November 2, 2018

Ticketmaster has been accused of price gouging customers. Darnell & Joel discuss an article from the CBC.ca explaining three pricing "tricks" that Ticketmaster engaged in.

'I'm getting ripped off': A look inside Ticketmaster's price-hiking bag of tricks

  • Trick 1: Prices can change any time
  • Trick 2: Not all tickets go on sale initially
  • Trick 3: Double-dip fees on scalped tickets

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Reference Articles:

Ticketmaster History

Price Discrimination on the Part of the Seller

"The best regulator is the market...the competitive market"

Doug Ford halts Ontario anti-ticket scalping law

Ontario to make ticket-buying ‘bots’ illegal, cap markups in scalping crackdown

Canadian scalper's multimillion-dollar StubHub scheme exposed in Paradise Papers

Walter Block - Free PDF: The Case for Discrimination

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Libertarian Principles with Tim Moen - 6CR #31

Libertarian Principles with Tim Moen - 6CR #31

September 21, 2018

Tim Moen, the leader of the Libertarian Party of Canada joins Darnell & Joel to discuss libertarian principles and Maxime Bernier. The conversation covers the following:

  • Who is Tim Moen?
  • Libertarian ideas, inalienable rights and non-aggression principle
  • Skepticism as means to finding libertarian ideas
  • inclusive nature of libertarian community
  • Tim's history with Maxime
  • Does Maxime have a Trump's chance at becoming Prime Minister?
  • Differences when communicating with convervatives and liberals

Tim Moen discussing party merger (post interview): A Merge? Let’s Do This!

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Reference Articles:

Ep. 1194 Why There’s No Point in Not Being Radical: Libertarian Strategy with Tim Moen, LP of Canada

Tim Moen: MY Letter to Young Libertarians

https://www.libertarian.ca/

Tim Moen contact info:

FB: Tim Moen

Twitter:@moen_tim

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Canada’s Universal Healthcare - 6CR #26

Canada’s Universal Healthcare - 6CR #26

August 10, 2018

Universal healthcare is apparently a human right. Darnell & Joel discuss the following aspects of "free" healthcare in Canada

  • Structure and History of the Canadian Healthcare System 
  • How do we pay for "free" healthcare
  • Successes and failures of Canada's Healthcare
  • Prices communicate value
  • Providing Healthcare for the impoverished

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Reference Articles:

What is Functional Medicine?

Tom Woods show #1194 with Tim Moen (leader of Libertarian Party of Canada)

Ontario Government 2018/2019: Composition of Revenue vs Composition of Expenses

Ludwig Von Mises - Economic Calculation Problem

Price Theory Explains the Opiate Crisis

The Good Doctor

A Four-Step Healthcare Solution

What Ontario’s changes to OHIP+ tell us about the future of national pharmacare

5 Pharmacare Questions and Answers

Generic drug industry agrees to cut prices up to 40% in 5-year deal with provinces

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