Employment and money in industrialized nations

The above link is a story from the National Post.  B.C. MLA Jagrup Brar attempted to live off of just $610 for one month.  He didn’t really seem to enjoy himself.  Moral of the story:  Get a job.

Irony Alert: After he gave up his MLA salary and benefits for one month, his new and only source of revenue for the month was welfare.  The same people payed his salary both before and during the challenge.

When I first encountered WordPress, it seemed to be a straightforward blogging site.  Nothing too complicated that would require extensive technical skills or knowledge.  As I began to explore WordPress and other sites dedicated to WordPress design, I realized that users could use their own custom designs and use actual CSS and HTML. 

When I began to look through my dashboard, I realized that the ability for users to customize their blog with code is an additional service not offered with a free blog.  I found this to be a bit ridiculous.  Having to pay to use HTML, CSS or any other language puts a price on something that should be priceless. Code, especially HTML and CSS, are the “meat and potatoes” of the internet.  This is something that should be offered to all users, regardless of account type.


For the next three months, as part of a requirement for a university assignment, Evan’s Daily Grind (EDG) will be exploring the issue of Poverty in Brantford, Ontario and the county of Brant. This will not be a typical report on poverty. We aim to take a very objective approach and not hesitate to challenge conventional ideas on poverty. EDG will consider all perspectives and facts related to this issue.