Things Are Good: To Fight Inequality we Need to Fight Poor Perception

Inequality is on the rise throughout the developed world and there’s no better example of this increase than in the USA. The concept of the “American Dream” has led to an pervasive idea that anybody can become wealthy if they work hard, this concept is damaging because it ignores the plight of most individuals while ...

Dead Wild Roses: Being Rich Makes you a Dick

Tell me again about those so called charitable rich people…?  Onwards brothers and sisters to the class war.  This vid is pretty much everything I’ve said on the blog and what I rail against a on regular basis.  Go Ted Talks Go. Filed under: Education, Politics Tagged: Being Rich Makes you A Dick, Egalitarianism, Inequality, ...

The Scott Ross: Canadian National Debt Growing Faster Than GDP

Canada’s debt is growing faster than our ability to pay for it. Since 2008 Canadian public debt has been growing faster than our GDP. Though there are many warning signs of economic trouble, there is no clearer caution of a potential crisis than when a country’s government is increasing its debt faster than its GDP. ...

The Scott Ross: Canada’s Poverty of Poverty Measurement

It isn’t just astounding to the average Canadian that their country doesn’t have an official poverty line, it’s astounding that no one, including the major political parties, is doing anything about it. Below are excerpts from governments, organizations, and charities that highlight the need for Canada to finally create an official poverty line: “The poverty ...

Art Threat: Artistry flows from V6A, “Canada’s poorest postal code”

At the very top of the spiral marble staircase in the Carnegie Centre, past the century-old stained glass windows depicting Milton, Shakespeare, Spencer, Burns, Scott and Moore, there’s a small, light-filled classroom. Inside, ten people sit around a table holding pens, scraps of paper in front of them. This is the Thursdays Writing Collective, a ...