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Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading.- Murray Dobbin argues that the Trudeau Libs’ response (or lack thereof) to wealthy tax cheats will tell us what we most need to know about their plans for Canada.- Meanwhile, Tonda MacCharles reports on Justin Tru… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your Sunday reading.

– Nicholas Kristof writes about the empathy gap which causes far too many wealthier citizens to devalue those who don’t have as much. Jesse Singal observes that the primary effect of wealth on well-being is to reduce downside rather than improve happiness – signalling that we might be best . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Afternoon Links

Assorted content for your Sunday reading.

– Joan Walsh discusses Elizabeth Warren’s work on improving wages and enhancing the strength of workers in the U.S., while Jeremy Nuttall interviews Hassan Yussuff about the labour movement’s work to elect a better government in Canada.

– Bob Hepburn argues that getting rid of the Harper Cons is . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Afternoon Links

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading.

– Paul Krugman points out the chasm between the policies demanded by businesses to suit their corporate biases, and those which actually best serve the cause of a strong and fair economy. And Michael Konczal highlights the damage done to our broader economy by a narrow focus on . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on the distance Canada has yet to travel in meeting even the basic needs of our fellow citizens – as well as the promise that Housing First and other new models may help to bridge that gap.

For further reading…– Michael Green commented on the Social Progress Index here, while Canada’s results can be . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week.

– Jim Stanford writes about the myth of a labour shortage in Canada: In this context of chronic un- and under-employment, it is jarring that so many employers, business lobbyists, and politicians continue to complain about a supposed shortage of available, willing, and adequately skilled workers. Employers routinely claim . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2013 Roundup

A quick look at the latest developments in the Saskatchewan NDP leadership campaign…

– Erin Weir has unveiled an ambitious child care plan intended to make publicly-delivered daycare and early learning available to all parents. But perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of Weir’s plan is that it may actually undersell the value of making child . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2013 Roundup

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading.

– Heather Scoffield reports on the Canadian Index of Wellbeing’s stunning finding that Canadian quality of life declined by a quarter between 2008 and 2010, while the Vancouver Sun and Lindor Reynolds comment on the collapse in well-being far beyond the economic damage of the recent recession. And . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on how we know better in our personal lives than to think money is everything – and how we should expect public policy to follow the same principle.

For further reading, see my earlier posts on the subject. And the best-developed Canadian means of measuring is the Canadian Index of Wellbeing. . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading.

– Dana Flavelle and Rachel Mendleson both cover Lars Osberg’s study on the harmful effects of inequality. But let’s highlight the key conclusion from the original source: (T)he continuation of a divergence in income growth trends necessarily creates changing flows of consumption and savings. Although aggregate demand can . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: A Healthy Society – Chapter 1 Discussion

Erin has already excerpted part of Ryan Meili’s new book, A Healthy Society. And I’ll be providing a brief chapter-by-chapter discussion of A Healthy Society in advance of its formal launch – beginning with this post discussing the book’s introduction and first chapter.

In his introduction, Roy Romanow addresses a familiar theme: the need for . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: A Healthy Society – Chapter 1 Discussion