Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, discussing how Justin Trudeau is campaign entirely according to the formula so thoroughly documented by Martin Lukacs – and why voters seeking change need to reject politicians committed to the preservation of power and privilege. For further reading…– Others have also discussed Lukacs’ The Trudeau Formula, including Nora Loreto

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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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Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Evening Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Jonathan Aldred calls out the combination of handouts to the rich, cultivated attitudes of self-reliance and antisocial assumptions which have exacerbated inequality over the past few decades: European countries have, on average, more redistributive tax systems and more welfare benefits for the

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Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the federal NDP’s leadership campaign. – Peter Zimonjic, Katie Derosa and the Canadian Press each offered coverage of the Victoria debate. – Charlie Angus unveiled Christine Moore’s endorsement, providing him with some potentially crucial Quebec francophone support. Ryan Maloney examined Niki Ashton’s racial justice plan. Fair Vote

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