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Some Subjects We're Looking Into

This is an incomplete sectionc intended to cover various topics one or the other of us finds intriguing. The first topic introduced here (some years ago) is: Profits vs Wages, the Ocandida Case.


List of Subjects

  1. Profits vs Wages: the Ocandida Case (a search for a just relationship)
  2. Understanding Islamic Civilization
  3. Abrupt Climate Change
  4. The End of Oil
  5. The Importance of Peaceful Nuclear Energy for Saving the Environment

Blurbs on and Links to the Subjects

1. Profits vs Wages: The Ocandida Case: A Search for a Just Relationship between Average Wage Levels and Profits

If a plumber earns $20 an hour, should a shareholder earn 10% on capital? 5%? 30%? Or is the question irrelevant? This issue is addressed through the tale of the farmers of Ocandida, some of whom begin one day to build gum factories to cater to the gum chewing proclivities of the The Merryglands, the large country bordering Ocandida. How much profit is it fair for the gum factory owners to make?


2. Understanding Islamic Civilization

These are a student's notes following two excellent courses here in Cobourg:

  1. "Understanding Islam" -- a course presented in Nov & Dec 2004 in St. Peter's Church in Cobourg
  2. "Islamic Civilization and its Influences on the Western World" -- an initial series presented by the Northumberland Learning Connection
The notes here are more on the former than on the latter but I hope to add more material so my "student's notes" cover what I learned from both courses.



Abrupt Climate Change

Here are some preliminary links on what we feel is an urgently important danger seriously under-reported in the media.


The End of Oil

Here are some preliminary links on what we feel is another, perhaps even more important, danger seriously under-reported in the media. Are we "sleepwalking into the future"?


The Importance of Peaceful Nuclear Energy for Saving the Environment

Recently we've both been involved in launching a new federally incorporated not-for-profit environmental organization: Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy (Canada) Inc. / Écologistes Pour l'Énergie Nucléaire (Canada) Inc.

For general information see our EFN Links page.


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