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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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Blackberry: Half Plant, Half Critter, Half Devil

By David CampOn Aug 15, 2017

​This is a battle report. A battle against an enemy which is certainly unbeatable except within a localized zone of control. According to WIkipedia, the Himalayan blackberry, rubus armenaicus, is [...]

Breaking News: New Hoop Installed in Harriet Spanel Park

By David CampOn May 16, 2017

​Cause for celebration in some quarters - the City installed the replacement basketball hoop in Harriet Spanel Park today to replace the one taken out by a medically-impaired driver last [...]

Student Loan Default Rates at Historic High

By David CampOn Apr 10, 2017

The Financial Times has an excellent article about student debt (it is behind a pay wall - for those of you like me who don’t subscribe here is an [...]

Obama DOJ Failed to Prosecute Financial Fraudsters Responsible for 2008 Crash

By David CampOn Mar 28, 2017

The great 2008 Financial Crisis was a catastrophe for many Americans and for ten of millions worldwide. Americans alone lost an estimated $4.2 trillion in home equity; fully 8.7 million Americans lost their [...]

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 [...]

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