Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your Monday reading. – Scott Schmidt highlights how the wealthy have seized any gains in economic growth over a period of decades. Michael Hobbes discusses the “glass floor” keeping the children of rich families from facing any risk of failure. And Crawford Kilian discusses Thomas Piketty’s observations

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Northern Reflections: Trudeau’s Vest

Justin Trudeau is now wearing a bulletproof vest. Susan Delacourt writes that there has always been a nasty side to Canadian politics. But something has changed: No prime minister, in recent memory at least, has experienced such a drastic, public mood swing between elections. All successful leaders accumulate some baggage

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Alberta Politics: Alberta Government opts to use sophomoric sarcastic tweets to counter visit by teenaged environmental activist

Apparently uncertain how to respond to news Greta Thunberg will soon visit Alberta, the Kenney Government seems to have opted for adolescent sarcasm as an appropriate counter to the 16-year-Old Swedish environmental activist’s message. “We trust that Ms. Thunberg will recognize Alberta’s leading human rights and environmental standards,” said Premier

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Warren Kinsella: The Imposter

@JustinTrudeau's blackface was racist, of course, and therefore wrong. But it was singularly appropriate, too, because it reminded all of us that he is always happiest when wearing a mask, so we can't see who he really is. #elxn43 #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/fOO6PZYn3R — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) October 13, 2019

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