Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Meghna Charkabarti interviews Branko Milanovic about the destructive amount of inequality embedded in capitalism as it’s currently structured. Connor Kilpatrick and Bhaskar Sunkara argue that the corporate class has only tolerated an acceptable distribution of income and wealth when it’s been accompanied by

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Accidental Deliberations: On abandoned responsibilities

The prelude to Canada’s federal election campaign has brought several parties’ views of human rights and government responsibilities under scrutiny. Maxime Bernier has only exacerbated Stephen Harper’s past anti-minority messages, building his PPC campaign largely on criticism of immigration generally. Andrew Scheer has apparently recognized at least a political problem

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Alberta Politics: ‘Inauthentic activity’ on social media, abuse of progressive women in politics … is there a common thread here?

Is there a common thread running between reports Friday that a spike in “inauthentic activity” on social media just before the Alberta provincial election came from unidentified backers of the United Conservative Party and news stories Saturday about harassment of federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna? It would

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Accidental Deliberations: In plain sight

Robyn Urback is rightly concerned about the lack of discussion of Quebec’s systematic discrimination by most of Canada’s federal parties – only to gloss over the strong position taken by Jagmeet Singh and the NDP. Matt Gurney laments the lack of a remotely reasonable climate debate between the Libs and

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