The Progressive Economics Forum: Wageless recovery and the politics of austerity

The UNTCAD just published its annual report on Trade and Development, titled Post-crisis Policy Challenges in the World Economy. The report describes a two speed global recovery, showing how developing economies have come out of the crisis stronger then their developed European and American counterparts. There the author invokes the contradictory forces at work in […]

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Dead Wild Roses: Waffle King Obama Shits on Environment – Big Business Cheers.

Hope and Change. Neither apply to the appallingly right-centre Obama administration.  Unless of course you count change for the worse: “President Barack Obama is sacking a controversial proposed regulation tightening government smog standards, bowing to the demands of congressional Republicans and some business leaders.” Oh fantastic, because business has its knickers in a twist and […]

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gritchik: Stupid, stupid, stupid

Tim’s tiny Tories get all whiny about not being let into the Liberal platform launch, and try, disingenuously, to garner sympathy from Ontarians this fine Labour day. People don’t give a shit. And people, particularly normal people (i.e. those not associated with campaigns), don’t really give a shit about leaks, anonymous sources and which political […]

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Throw It Out

I’m cleaning up on Saturday, and it’s hard. There is no more Second Time Office Equipment, and SARCAN won’t take electronic waste of various sorts that they should be. I had to pitch a floor pedestal fan yesterday because repairs had failed – but the plastic and metal in it should be recycled. The problem […]

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Montreal Zero One

While in Montreal on our honeymoon, we stayed in an independent hotel. As with some parts of Montreal, the neighbourhood wasn’t high class, but the staff and accommodations certainly were. Have you ever been offered complimentary apples in a lobby before? And the prostitutes, down the block at night, won’t say a word to you […]

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gritchik: Top secret Hudak event

Here’s a shot snapped by a friend of mine of Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak exiting the modest premises at 23 Suncrest Drive in Toronto’s impoverished Bridlepath enclave, just a short while ago this evening. Doesn’t exactly resemble a Tim Horton’s, does it? You’d never catch Stephen Harper making a rookie mistake like this one […]

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Past Irony

I find it ironic that Jack Layton was saying in the early 1990s what I was saying about the televised leaders debates in 2011 for the federal election. The independent media should set up debates, and if a party doesn’t show up, have a card-board cutout of the missing leader to demonstrate their absence. In […]

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gritchik: Hudak gets cut

Anyone else notice that the PC ads now airing have less and less to do with Tim Hudak? Once the main focus, he now seems little more than an afterthought. The Tories seem to recognize that they have a very real problem with women. But phasing out Hudak before the writ is even dropped is […]

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