Nov 16, 2010

Fight like the Greeks

Ritch Whyman
Canadian workers have seen their wages and conditions deteriorate for the last seven years. Perhaps the French and the Greeks show a way forward with a generalized protest against the incompetency.
Nov 12, 2010

Tax the rich: increase employment and sustain demand

Al Engler
The wealthiest one per cent claim close to 20 per cent of total income. If their share was reduced to five per cent, extravagant consumption and the waste of resources would be greatly reduced.
Nov 9, 2010

Pretend populists and Canada's future

What distinguishes real populism from 'faux' populism is activism. Genuine political process aims at political mobilization; the inauthentic variety aims at discrediting politics as a social practice.
Nov 8, 2010

Fuelling the oil addiction

Hannah McKinnon
The case against tax breaks (and other subsidies) for the fossil fuel industry in Canada.
Nov 8, 2010

Beware the national security state

As conditions worsen, as wages and living standards fall, as insecurity increases, as the social safety net frays, objection and dissent increases. The government spends money and builds its response.


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