Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Joseph Stiglitz discusses how decades of laissez-faire economics and deference to the rich have undermined any effective democratic decision-making. Bruce Boghosian observes that structural change is needed to avoid a tendency toward the concentration of wealth and concurrent rise of inequality. And

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Alberta Politics: Massive Edmonton rally greets eco-activist Greta Thunberg; tiny truck counter-protest ignored by all but media

It would have been a remarkable accomplishment for any group to summon a throng the size of the multitude that enthusiastically greeted 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg in Edmonton yesterday afternoon. To do it on three days’ notice in the capital city of Canada’s fossil fuel heartland where everyone

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Hypocrisy It Isn’t

Notable climate crisis musician and activist Laura Stewart in the Leader Post explaining why climate activists aren’t hypocrites for pressuring governments to take action they cannot personally: leaderpost com/opinion/letters/letters-to-the-editor-oct-17-2019-climate-change-protesters-arent-the-major-emitters Climate protesters aren’t hypocrites Regina’s climate protesters are not hypocrites. They demand government action on problems their personal actions can’t touch.

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Alberta Politics: Alberta Government opts to use sophomoric sarcastic tweets to counter visit by teenaged environmental activist

Apparently uncertain how to respond to news Greta Thunberg will soon visit Alberta, the Kenney Government seems to have opted for adolescent sarcasm as an appropriate counter to the 16-year-Old Swedish environmental activist’s message. “We trust that Ms. Thunberg will recognize Alberta’s leading human rights and environmental standards,” said Premier

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