Larry Hubich's Blog: Double standard rampant in Saskatchewan

Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan

Larry Hubich's Blog: Stephen Harper is working hard – People for Corporate Tax Cuts Canada

People for Corporate Tax Cuts Canada

Picture ID, and the coming election

I don’t have picture ID! Anyone have any extra bucks they can donate to help me get a BC ID? It’s thirty-five dollars.I make no bones about it. I’m broke. I’m poor. I’ve got no income. I might have a part-time job in a few weeks, or maybe not if they require picture ID. I ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: Harper’s Hitlist: Power, Process and the Assault on Democracy – Dobbin

The following is reproduced from the Council of Canadians website:   Stephen Harper’s Assault on Democracy Author and Rabble.ca columnist Murray Dobbin details the harm Prime Minister Stephen Harper is doing to the political and social fabric of Canada in a new, hard-hitting essay commissioned by the Council of Canadians titled Harper’s Hitlist: Power, Process ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: How to Raise Your $500 – People for Corporate Tax Cuts Canada

Larry Hubich's Blog: The "Other Saskatchewan" – CCPA

Reproduced below is a 2011 Saskatchewan Budget Response by Dr. Simon Enoch, CCPA Saskatchewan: The “Other Saskatchewan” A Budget Response by CCPA Saskatchewan by Simon Enoch March 24, 2011 If yesterday’s budget was designed to give something to everyone in order to win over voters for the upcoming election, then it is clear where the poorest ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: The EXACT same thing is happening in Canada – Tax Cuts for Corporations and the Rich

Larry Hubich's Blog: Canada’s Colour Coded Labour Market

Larry Hubich's Blog: Open letter to Premier Brad Wall – CPP Improvements

Today I sent the following “open letter” to Saskatchewan Premier, Brad Wall respecting proposed improvements to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).  It is self explanatory:  (PDF version here) March 18, 2011 Honourable Brad Wall Premier of Saskatchewan Room 226 Legislative Building Regina, SK S4S 0B3 Open letter to Premier Brad Wall from SFL President, Larry ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: Naomi Klein and Rachel Maddow: Michigan, Disaster Capitalism and Corporate Greed

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Oh, the regina mom‘s been a busy woman this past year! Marketing a book takes time and energy in the planning and carrying out. Needless to say, this blog has fallen by the wayside. However, I could not miss the opportunity to wish my readers a happy International Women’s Day and to share a piece ...

Be Heard on March 3rd: No Stealth Fighters

Ceasefire.ca, the public arm of the Rideau Institute, in conjunction with rabble.ca has stated that March 3rd is the official day of action for all those who want to speak out against the purchase of Stealth Fighters by the Conservative Canadian government. If you want to be kept in the loop, go to ceasefire.ca and ...

The Deficit Kings

When I read Brian Mulroney giving Harper advice to “do something big,” I laughed. First I thought perhaps Mulroney meant taking in a $300,000 bribe, lying about it, and then successfully suing the Federal government for over $2 million due to allegations he was crooked? Or, perhaps another constitutional conference? Or, the hated GST? (On ...

EclecticLip: How Libertarians brought America big religion and bigger lawsuits…

(originally written Nov 2; posted Nov 16)  It looks like the Democrats are going to get clobbered in next week’s tomorrow’s today’s US elections.  Economic malaise tends to do this to governing parties, which is one reason currency devaluation is the policy-du-jour: if country A can make its currency cheaper, it becomes more competitive and ...

EclecticLip: Diminishing returns on increased complexity in financial markets…

My brother forwarded me this article in the Financial Times recently.  Superficially about the fall of Rome and other civilizations, as chronicled by Joseph Tainter’s Collapse of Complex Societies, it links back to the fact that the complexity of the financial sector has increased far faster than the balance of the economy — the “real” ...

On cooperatives and housing.

I’ll get back to my electoral series eventually, I swear. But I had this weird idea today and I wanted to spell it out. It’s not an argument; more just thinking out loud. (Well, so to speak. “Speak”.)We don’t have enough housing going to the people who need it. The people who have housing often ...

On the new feudalism.

I was going to blog something about the CMA’s recent report on Canadian healthcare. But there’s really not much there that anyone could reasonably disagree with. More access to prescription drugs, more access to long-term care for those who need it, and so on. However, here’s the bit I find really worrying: If, however, there ...

What the hell do I know?

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” Galileo Galilei You know sometimes I just have to stop and think and think hard because sometimes it seems quite unbelievable what is going on…Oh the Fifa World Cup…didn’t watch it but sure the hell heard it…almost drove me ...

DTK: Liberals Flunk Economics

Or so Zogby would have you believe. They did a poll where they made statements about “basic economic” issues and saw that the left-leaning people got the answers wrong. Now, you’re probably expecting these basic statements to be something very clear and non-controversial. Something like “Inflation is the gradual increase in the price of goods” ...

DTK: Liberals Flunk Economics

Or so Zogby would have you believe. They did a poll where they made statements about “basic economic” issues and saw that the left-leaning people got the answers wrong. Now, you’re probably expecting these basic statements to be something very clear and non-controversial. Something like “Inflation is the gradual increase in the price of goods” ...

DTK: Liberals Flunk Economics

Or so Zogby would have you believe. They did a poll where they made statements about “basic economic” issues and saw that the left-leaning people got the answers wrong. Now, you’re probably expecting these basic statements to be something very clear and non-controversial. Something like “Inflation is the gradual increase in the price of goods” ...

redjenny: First the Recession didn’t exist…

First the recession didn’t even exist (No recession for Canada, er.. well maybe a “technical” one), and now the recession is going away. yep, ok, uh-huh, sure, I believe you StevieAfter all, your finance minister has such a good track record

redjenny: First the Recession didn’t exist…

First the recession didn’t even exist (No recession for Canada, er.. well maybe a “technical” one), and now the recession is going away. yep, ok, uh-huh, sure, I believe you StevieAfter all, your finance minister has such a good track record

redjenny: First the Recession didn’t exist…

First the recession didn’t even exist (No recession for Canada, er.. well maybe a “technical” one), and now the recession is going away. yep, ok, uh-huh, sure, I believe you StevieAfter all, your finance minister has such a good track record

redjenny: Sharing Work and Food – Imagine That

Here’s an article by Wayne Roberts of the Toronto Food Policy Council, quoted in full because I don’t know how to link to it on Facebook. SHARING WORK AND FOOD CREATES AN UPSIDE TO THE ECONOMIC DOWN BY Wayne Roberts Unlike most people, Thomas Homer-Dixon doesn’t think today’s world economic crisis is very complicated. He ...