Liar for Hire!
Academic Studies and Reports
Conclusions tailored to your Agenda
Do you need academic support for some wing nut idea? Do you have money? If the answer to both questions is yes, then two-faced (at least) Dr. Jack Mintz is your man. Let's look at some of his findings and conclusions in recent years.
In Ontario a proposed HST would lead to the loss of 38,000 jobs, higher consumer prices and lower wages - Dr. Jack Mintz - 2008
Ontario stands to gain massive investment AND 591,000 new jobs - Dr. Jack Mintz 2009
The HST in BC will create 113,000 jobs, lower consumer prices blah, blah, blah - Dr. Jack Mintz 2010
I would like to suggest that we pass the hat and once we manage to get $10,000 or so together we can go to Dr. Mintz and have him write a report for us. Of course first we have to decide what we want the report to say - apparently Dr. Mintz' findings are based on what the client wants rather than any fact based reality.
Expect to hear about Jack Mintz (but not Ontario 2008/9 report for CD Howe) a lot in the next year or so now that Genghis Gordo has declared war on democracy and the people of British Columbia. Gordo is gonna remain premier and we are gonna learn to love the HST, even if we have to be water-boarded - but repeating the same lies over and over and over and over will probably be enough, or at least Gord and Colon think so.
Welcome to a PAB supplied soapbox also will be any other so-called economists who adhere to the neo-con, privatization, shift the tax burden unto the poor and middle-class to spare the poor coporations from any onerous costs doctrine. It would be no loss to the world if the University of Chicago's School of Economics and it's junior prep school at the University of Calgary both burned to the ground as the result of natural gas pipeline explosions. I consider it possible that the ideas spawned in these dens of self serving wisdom have caused more damage to the planet and mankind than all the wars on the last century. Of course these "economic principles" bear a great responsibility for much of the warfare of the last few decades.
Just remember it is no use to argue with an idiot. He will just drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.