Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Afternoon Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Kate Raworth discusses the need to orient ourselves toward measures of progress based on well-being rather than growth – both due to its being intrinsically more important, and more sustainable under conditions of dwindling environmental resources. And Sonali Kolhatkar laments the U.S.’ choice –

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Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Cordell Jacks writes about the need for an economic model which evolves beyond the short-term exploitation of people and the planet. And Jessica McKenzie interviews Charlotte Kukowski about the importance of reprioritizing in the context of readily-apparent feedback loops between inequality and the

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Accidental Deliberations: Monday Afternoon Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Claude Lavoie examines the problems with the far-too-rarely-questioned assumption that public policy needs to be oriented toward top-end economic growth at the expense of human well-being and environmental sustainability.  – George Monbiot calls out how the wealthiest few have torqued the law to

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Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg examines why seemingly healthy macroeconomic indicators – and even  positive personal expectations – haven’t translated into public satisfaction with political economic leaders. But Dougald Lamont is setting out how our economic system has been torqued at the behest of corporate robber

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Susan on the Soapbox: Squid Game

The UCP’s “bread and circuses”* approach to government is no longer working. The “bread” (low taxes and high employment) is no compensation for our crumbling healthcare, education, and social services. The “circus” of blaming the federal government for everything is wearing thin. And to make matters worse, the folks at

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