Accidental Deliberations: On principled responses

In the wake of the NDP’s leadership campaign, it seems the Libs have responded by finding somebody to distill their very essence even more thoroughly than Justin Trudeau. At least, if we can confirm that centrism.biz is supported by tax-sheltered trust fund dollars.

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – James Stewart examines how Donald Trump could be paying zero taxes using shelters designed specifically to enrich real estate developers while serving no social purpose. And Alexandra Thornton and Brendan Duke point out the “pass-through” loophole being exploited more and more by U.S. corporations. – Daniel Tencer ...

Politics and its Discontents: Rationalizations: The Slippery Slope To Hell?*

In response to a recent post on the Liberals’ refusal to re-examine the $15 billion arms deal originally struck by the Harper regime with the repressive human-rights violator Saudi Arabia, an anonymous commentator wrote: Who will tell the 5,000 workers and their families that they are going to lose their jobs? Will you contribute money ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Scott Vrooman rightly makes the point that increased wealth at the top tends to splash outside a country’s borders rather than trickling down. And CBC News reports on how that process has been facilitated by KPMG and other firms wining and dining executives of the Canada Revenue ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – John Ross makes the case for a focus on the social determinants of health in all kinds of public policy-making: Many studies show that if you work long hours in low-paying jobs and live paycheque to paycheque, constant life stresses have far more negative health effects than ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – Heather Stewart discusses the possibility of a 20-hour work week to better distribute both work and income. And without going that far, Andrew Jackson suggests that our public policy priorities should include a needed shift in time on the clock from people who are working excessive hours ...

Politics and its Discontents: And Now For You Youngsters Out There

Those words, or something very similar, were often uttered by Ed Sullivan when he had an act that would appeal to a youthful demographic. People of a certain age, or, because the Mound of Sound recently chided me about my use of euphemisms, old farts like me, will remember those times. Today, it is hard ...

Politics and its Discontents: How Do You Define A Threat?

It’s all a matter of perspective, I guess: Recommend this Post