Politics and its Discontents: Pensée Du Jour

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Politics and its Discontents: I Have Nothing To Add To This

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Politics and its Discontents: Martk Carney Speaks On The Consequences Of Unbridled Capitalism

Mark Carney said the following to a group of the world’s elites last week: “Just like any revolution eats its children,” Carney told the audience of global power brokers, “unchecked market fundamentalism can devour the social capital essential for the long-term dynamism of capitalism itself.” “All ideologies are prone to extremes. Capitalism loses its sense ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Refreshing Perspective

For the first time in decades, I feel a modicum of optimism about organized religion. The new Pope, Francis, is breaking the centuries-long stultification of the Church through the kinds of pronouncements that reflect its founder’s beliefs and are long overdue. But with views like these, in which he lacerates the conventional wisdom about capitalism, ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Graphic Depiction of Unfettered Capitalism

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Politics and its Discontents: What Fools These Mortals Be

The title of this post, taken from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, hardly qualifies as a startling insight. Nonetheless, after reading two columns in this morning’s Star, I couldn’t help but reflect on the mass of contradictions that we are. It has likely always been thus, but stands in especially sharp relief in today’s broken world. ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Remaking of Canada in the Neo-Conservative Image

In the world of unfettered capitalism, everything has a price and nothing is sacred. To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, the neocon knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing. I was reminded of that this morning as I read Christopher Hume’s latest column in the Star entitled The great public sell-off continues. It begins, ...