Politics and its Discontents: The World Needs More Rick Steeves

The vast majority of you are undoubtedly familiar with Rick Steeves, the peripatetic world traveller who has taken his PBS viewers and readers of his travel guides on some memorable adventures. But there is much more to Steeves than his wanderlust. It turns out he is also a very, very impressive philanthropist Back home, one ...

The Canadian Progressive: Trump unhappy because son must give up charity work due to possible conflict of interest

As part of an effort to disappear potential conflicts of interest, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump recently announced he’d dissolve the Donald J Trump Foundation. Meanwhile, the 45th President of the United States says its unfair that his son Eric must now give up charity work. The post Trump unhappy because son must give up charity ...

The Canadian Progressive: These 1 percenters are sharing their wealth with the 99 percent

These 1 percenters are doing what the global Occupy movement demanded back in 2011. They’re sharing their wealth with the 99 percent. The post These 1 percenters are sharing their wealth with the 99 percent appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Chris Hedges: Predatory capitalism’s perversion of Christmas charity

Chris Hedges and Detroit’s Rev. David Bullock discuss predatory capitalism’s perversion of Christmas charity, justice and revolution on The Real News Network. The post Chris Hedges: Predatory capitalism’s perversion of Christmas charity appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Susan on the Soapbox: How a “Fiscally Conservative” Government Facing a $20 Billion Debt Delivers on its Promises

“Tonight, we begin the work of advancing and protecting sound, conservative fiscal principles.” —Future Premier Jim Prentice, victory speech, Sept 6, 2014 It hasn’t escaped Ms Soapbox’s notice that the party that bills itself as fiscally conservative has us on track for a $20 billion infrastructure debt—at a time when Alberta’s economy is booming.* Heaven ...