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: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – T.M. Scanlon analyzes the dangerous effects of wealth inequality. And Philip Alston discusses how COVID-19 has only exposed an existing pandemic of poverty and inequality which was previously masked by grossly insufficient poverty lines: The consequences of this highly unrealistic picture of

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Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Don Pittis writes about the emptiness of any discussion of energy options which doesn’t account for the importance of averting a climate breakdown. – Somini Sengupta discusses the deadly effects of unprecedented wildfires in the Arctic region, while Nadine Achoui-Lesage and Frank Jordans

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Accidental Deliberations: On double insecurity

Shorter Bill Morneau on what his government expects of workers generally: Nobody has a right to expect secure, long-term employment. Shorter Bill Morneau on benefits for workers affected by COVID-19, as his government eliminates direct income support while maintaining only a wage subsidy: Nobody has a right to support in

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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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