Dixon’s new math: anything goes

 In this new age of ours, it is heartening to consider the benefits of the new mathematical formula handed down to us through the clouds by Currie Dixon. Living by the "New Formula" will have untold benefits for us all. I

In this new age of ours, it is heartening to consider the benefits of the new mathematical formula handed down to us through the clouds by Currie Dixon.

Living by the “New Formula” will have untold benefits for us all. Income tax due? Pay whatever you want for “numbers don’t matter.” Traffic ticket? Pay a copper on the dollar and quote the minister. Tired of supporting the salaries of high-priced environment ministers? Reduce their salaries to 23 cents a month for, you know, NDM.

Of course, NDM if you are living under some form of tyrannical dictatorship, but in a true democracy numbers are relevant to all decisions. If you doubt this consider the frequency of electoral fraud accusations after nearly every election and the security measures taken to be sure votes are tallied accurately.

The only person to whom numbers don’t matter is the one who refuses to be bothered by the facts, who has predetermined the outcome of a public consultation, and who has no understanding whatsoever of the position of public trust they are in.

Twenty three cents a month OK with you, Currie?

“Thag… count… good! One… two… many.”

Doug Martens

Teslin