Accidental Deliberations: On ongoing failings

Andrew Leach has pointed out how Alberta’s economy has been the worst in the country since Jason Kenney took power. But it’s also worth noting which provinces have seen similar results: In other words, leaving aside the problems with Moe’s non-response to the COVID crisis, Saskatchewan’s GDP and employment situations

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Accidental Deliberations: Monday Afternoon Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Mariana Mazzucato and Robert Skidelsky propose a new economic framework in which our elected governments actually set priorities and ensure that development is carried out in the public interest.  Seema Jayachandran reminds us that social programs can more than pay for themselves, while

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Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Jonathan Aldred highlights how COVID-19 has laid bare the folly of a neoliberal economic structure which encourages insecurity, fragility and illusions of control over the unforeseen. And Merran Smith and Michel Letellier discuss how a rebuilding program centred on clean energy will

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Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Robert Reich discusses how Donald Trump’s insistence on pushing reopening without a plan to alleviate an ongoing pandemic has led to disaster both for the U.S.’ economy and its public health. And the Economist highlights the need to make basic health precautions into

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Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Afternoon Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Joseph Stiglitz highlights how investing in the green economy provides a viable economic and ecological path forward in recovering from the coronavirus crisis. – Mariana Mazzucato discusses the importance of socializing successes to make sure that new industries don’t exacerbate inequalities in

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Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Michelle Girash and Chandra Pasma write from personal experience about the uncertainty COVID-19 creates for workers. Bryan Borzykowski notes that the needed extension of the CERB through the summer has merely delayed the approach to a cliff for people who have rightly relied

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