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Prognostication is Free

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From the National Post...
One doesn't exactly celebrate the positive impact of the Black Death, but consider this: The ensuing shortage of labour in the mid-14th century gave workers unprecedented power. Some even insisted on wages up to three times higher than pre-plague rates. As Michael Higgins puts it in his introduction to an ongoing series, The Capitalist Manifesto, "the fetters of feudalism had been broken." It's not as if capitalism has been all sunshine and whipped cream since coming to the fore. There have been bumps along the way. Nevertheless, it's impossible to argue with the dramatic increase in life expectancy and decrease in poverty that have followed. (Tristin Hopper explains the correlation by video, if you prefer.) There are those who have cast a jaundiced eye on this series online this week and shared their feelings about it loudly on social media, as one does. The National Post view is that even if it's an uncool topic to the peanut gallery, capitalism still kicks the butt of the alternatives.
 
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See what happens when you pray for the weather to warm up a little... Edmonton and Winnipeg tied for first place (no humidity, no precipitation and no wind). Vancouver and Ottawa tie for third, the former drenched in heavy rain and the latter under a blanket of snow... and windy snowy Toronto comes in dead last.
 
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See what happens when you pray for the weather to warm up a little... Edmonton and Winnipeg tied for first place (no humidity, no precipitation and no wind). Vancouver and Ottawa tie for third, the former drenched in heavy rain and the latter under a blanket of snow... and windy snowy Toronto comes in dead last.
i’m starting to think your individual rankings are distorting your cumulative scoring in that precipitation and humidity are too closely linked to be given equal weighting. my suggestion would be to give them each a potential 2.5 points rather than the full 5 under the current scoring as being more realistic to acknowledge the linkage but still recognize that both areas have a slightly different impact on comfort.
 

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