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Rex Murphy Doesn’t Understand Transit Planning, or Economics, or Why We All Must Die One Day

Rex Murphy uses lots of multi-syllabic words. But it doesn't mean the arguments make sense.

Image from The Simpsons/20th Century Fox.

Image from The Simpsons/20th Century Fox.

Rex Murphy is one of the modern Great Old Men of Canadian journalism, which is all the evidence one really needs to realize most Canadian journalism is bad. There simply is not a journalism industry worth a damn that would continue to employ Rex Murphy given his rampant shilling for the Canadian oil industry—setting aside the fact that Murphy is not a particularly good or insightful writer. But the great slog of inertia that is Canadian journalism means we are stuck with Rex Murphy and so many other terrible writers and journalists trying to steer our national discourse in the ways they like best, and the ways they like best are as mediocre and valueless as the people writing them.

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