Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Assorted content to start your week. – Cédric Durand and Razmig Keucheyan highlight the return of economic planning as a widely-recognized public policy option – while pointing out the need for our democratic systems to allow for public direction of the planning process. And Lauren Townsend writes about the importance

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Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Mike Pearl discusses the climate despair of people understandably having difficulty working toward a longer term which is utterly neglected in our most important social decisions. But Macleans’ feature on climate change includes both Alanna Mitchell’s take on what a zero-emission future might

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Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on the bleatings from far too many corners that there’s no right time to discuss meaningful policy choices – and the federal NDP’s push to prove otherwise. For further reading…– The NDP’s set of campaign commitments is here (PDF). And I’ll be looking at some of the specific proposals

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Accidental Deliberations: On fanaticism

I’ve previously pointed out the connection between Andrew Scheer and an explicit effort to elevate the burning of fossil fuels to goal surpassing any interest in human well-being. But it’s worth noting how much more extreme the same forces are becoming in order to serve the cause of extracting oil

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Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

This and that for your mid-week reading. – Rick Salutin discusses the needed rise of left-wing populism in the U.S.’ presidential campaign (and elsewhere). – Ed Finn highlights how policies designed around austerity and competition are designed to prevent people from cooperating toward the common good. And Erlend Kvitrud points

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