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About David Camp

David Camp is a cpa (Canada'86; USA'96) and MBA (Schulich'88) who toiled thirty years in the corporate salt mines, counting beans and telling stories to the auditors and whatnot. Now he spends his time growing trees; thinking curmudgeonly thoughts and occasionally shouting them into the intertubes; and maintaining body and soul through work and movement. A believer in discussion as key to civil life, he invites comment and argument.

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Articles by David Camp

How Long Does it Take to Install a Basketball Hoop?

By David CampOn Mar 28, 2017

It seems I jumped the gun celebrating the installation of a replacement basketball hoop in Harriet Spanel Park. The hoop was taken out by a medically-impaired driver on July 19th 2016 [...]

Mayo Clinic Prioritises More Profitable Patients with Private Insurance Over Patients with Medicare or Medicaid

By David CampOn Mar 23, 2017

In a stunning admission, the CEO of the Mayo Clinic admits they prioritize more profitable patients with commercial insurance over less-profitable patients with Medicare or Medicaid. This according to articles [...]

Tax-time Issues - ACA Reporting on Your 2016 Tax Return

By David CampOn Mar 21, 2017

President Trump has signed an Executive Order which, in anticipation of the repeal of the ACA (and replacement with a great plan for which we are still waiting as the [...]

Proposed Trumpcare Would Increase Premiums by $7,000 per year for 64 Year-old (AARP)

By David CampOn Mar 14, 2017

The AARP has prepared a detailed study of the effects of President Trump’s proposed changes to the ACA (aka Obamacare). It does not look good. From the study: About 6.1 [...]

The Losing Presidential Candidate Ignored Policy for Trash-talking

By David CampOn Mar 08, 2017

This really was the reality teevee election - trashy, substance-less, full of personal attacks and invective - truly a repulsive display. It is interesting to note that the primary culprit [...]

Apprenticeship and the Rise of Europe

By David CampOn Mar 07, 2017

Prior to the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century, the apprenticeship system fostered the training and transmission of skills in a more effective and efficient manner than more traditional family-based [...]

Peak Oil? A Chaotic Transition is in Process

By David CampOn Feb 21, 2017

As the graphic shows, US gasoline inventories are at a 27-year record high. And yet, gas prices and oil prices continue to rise - having increased by about 30-40% (depending [...]

On Identity Politics

By David CampOn Feb 14, 2017

Human identity is a complex thing - we self-identify in our social interactions and institutions on various scales and using different badges of identity. At the most basic, we self-identify [...]

Mickey Monsanto the Sorceror’s Apprentice

By David CampOn Jan 31, 2017

I’ve been meditating recently on the dominionist model - as concisely laid out in Genesis: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and [...]

Mobile Phones Bad for Your Vision

By David CampOn Jan 24, 2017

Apparently it’s not just me finding difficulty in focus and perception after an hour of reading the little screen. According to Dr. Sherylle Calder, Vision Coach to the English [...]

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