Politics and its Discontents: On Child Poverty

Late last year I wrote a post expressing my discomfort with the proliferation of foodbanks. Despite the fact that I volunteer at one, I can’t escape the notion that it has become an enabler of government inaction on poverty in this country. As well, the fare available from foodbanks is generally of the canned and ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – David Macdonald takes a closer look at a Fraser Institute study on income mobility, and finds strong evidence that there’s a significant lack of mobility at both the bottom and the top of Canada’s income distribution: What should be very shocking to people is that in the shorter ...

Politics and its Discontents: Sensible Taxation

If we lived in Dr. Pangloss’s “best of all possible worlds,” I suspect that I would be a fairly conservative fellow. After all, in such a world those who worked hard would always get ahead; poverty, other than the self-induced kind, would be non-existent, and we would all be well on the road to self-perfection. ...