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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 processed variety, high in salt and preservatives, hardly the basis of a healthy diet.

Over the years I have volunteered there, I have noticed that more and more of the clientele is not the chronically unemployed, but rather the chronically under compensated, those who are

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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 inco… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

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-exis… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Sensible Taxation