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About karnok

A legendary ninja.

Gay Marriage

“Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” This is the question being asked of Australians in a plebiscite currently occurring (September 2017). As one person on Facebook astutely pointed out, it’s meant to be a private poll, … Continue reading

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The “Gender Pay Gap”: Part 2

A quick recap. Men earn more than women. But this shouldn’t be surprising considering that, compared to women, men work more hours, take less time off (accumulating more experience) and pursue careers in higher paying industries. What’s problematic is how … Continue reading

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The “Gender Pay Gap”: Part 1

“Currently, Australia’s national gender pay gap is 15.3%.” This comes from the WGEA (Workplace Gender Equality Agency). This statistic is comparing men and women who work full-time. Such statistics are commonly brought up in the media and they are frequently accompanied … Continue reading

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The Minimum Wage: Part 2

Time for some basic economic analysis (which involves thinking) to help us make predictions about what effects a minimum wage law will tend to have. Then we’ll look at real-life examples. Let’s remember that prices are not arbitrarily set but … Continue reading

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The Minimum Wage: Part 1

In this part, I’ll focus on some of the main misconceptions surrounding minimum wage laws and their intentions. In the second part, I’ll focus on the actual effects of minimum wages, both theoretically and in practice. Be warned that some … Continue reading

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Abortion

Abortion is a controversial issue with strong proponents on both sides. Let’s take a step back and analyse things a bit. What about the language used? Pro-life sounds good. Surely you’re in favour of life! The not-so-subtle implication is that … Continue reading

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Status Update

I need something, or perhaps someone, so badly. I’m 29. So much of my life gone. I feel like I have nothing to show for it. Nothing has added up. It seems I did musicals to make friends that I never … Continue reading

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