Author Archives: Jason McLaren

Opposing Municipal Budget Cuts

I wrote to Vancouver City Council today, and you can too, asking them to vote against the $20.3 million in cuts to libraries, community centres, fire and rescue, parks and other vital front-line services that Council conditionally approved on Dec. … Continue reading

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A Proposal For Modest Fare Increases

The Regional Transportation Commissioner, part of Translink’s labyrinthine governance structure, is seeking feedback on the proposed AddFare to the Airport and FareSaver price increases. I submitted comments as follows, and I hope everybody writes in with their own comments! (To … Continue reading

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A Toast to the Groom

This month is the fortieth anniversary of the moon landing. There has been a lot of television coverage of the moon landing these past few weeks, and it’s gotten me thinking about some of the similarities between the moon landing … Continue reading

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Notes from the Berkshire Meeting

The highlight of the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting is the five-hour question-and-answer session with Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger. What follows are various notes I scribbled in my lab book throughout the weekend. I have been disappointed with most newspaper … Continue reading

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Advice for Attending the Berkshire Meeting

I recently attended the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. Although it was a fun trip overall, I made a lot of mistakes in the planning and execution. Here are some of the lessons I learned; hopefully they will … Continue reading

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First Post!

This blog is a continuation of my previous blog on  If I can figure out how to import earlier entries from over there, I may eventually do so.

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