Spend enough time watching Youtube videos, and you will inevitably come across one that tells you all of the problems in our world today are due to capitalism. They tell us how capitalism is unnatural, and how a “Gift” economy came before capitalist economies. This I do not doubt, given that capitalism is estimated to have started around 500 years ago. Another thing that existed before capitalism is slavery, which dates back to ancient times, because one of the inherent problems of a gift economy is slavery; which, I would argue, is a problem that capitalism solves.
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
-Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Welcome to my new domain, paulquirk.ca. I decided to change to this domain name for a number of reasons. My old domain name, pquirk.com, got its top level domain name from the word commercial, which I felt was misleading as there is often nothing commercial about the content I normally create and post here. As a Canadian citizen, the top level .ca domain name is more representative of me and my perspective as a person living in the western democracy of Canada.
So the unexpected just happened. I was involved in an automobile accident this morning. Fortunately, nobody was hurt. I was driving in the left lane on a four lane road following another vehicle, when another driver decided to move from the right lane into my lane, but apparently misjudged as the rear wheel of their car clipped my front bumper, sending them into what I can only describe as a self-inflicted pit maneuver .
This week I have an update and a conclusion to my previous issues with Google’s email service. I posted my problem in support.google.com , and actually got responses in a reasonable amount of time. One, a Platinum Product Expert, suggested Google had been sending warning messages to my admin account, and advised I see the G Suite legacy free edition page for options. I went there, and clicked on the “I used my account for personal use” button as I had done in the past, but nothing happened.
Two years ago, Google offered a free workspace account for personal use. This allowed me to use their GMail services for my own personal domain name e-mail. Since my Android phone was already tied into their services, this seemed like a sensible thing to do to simplify things. Two days ago, and without any notice, my e-mail suddenly stopped working, as though it was never there. When I went into my Google e-mail app on my phone, the account wasn’t there; only my backup account could be seen.