Assorted content to end your week.
– John McDonnell outlines a progressive alternative to neoliberal economic policy: The increasing automation of jobs, reduced dependence on carbon fuels, artificial intelligence and the so-called gig economy have provoked understandable anger among many workers whose jobs are under threat. More generally, concerns about the effect on the labour market are . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.- John Milloy discusses the difference between trade and corporate control – while noting that recent “trade agreements” have tended to favour the latter without being the subject of meaningful public de… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links
Assorted content to end your week.- Ryan Meili writes that the spread of for-profit corporate medicine – including through the Saskatchewan Party’s privatization of care – demonstrates the need for enforcement of the Canada Health Act. And the Star mak… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links
We’ve sure learned some important lessons from the failure of the first billion-dollar Boundary Dam CCS project: SaskPower’s president, Mike Marsh, says the company had hoped to make a decision on whether to retrofit another two units at Boundary Dam power plant by next year.
But on Monday, Marsh told reporters that decision has been . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: On suckers’ bets
Here (via PressReader), arguing that there’s no longer any escaping the fact that Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party can’t be trusted to be either honest or reasonable about its biggest and costliest decisions.
For further reading…– Mike McKinnon reported here on the glaring gap between what Brad Wall knew about the failings of the Boundary Dam . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: New column day
Miscellaneous material to start your week.
– Andrew Jackson discusses a few of the choices the Trudeau Libs need to get right in order to actually set Canada on a more progressive fiscal path: Progressives who worry about growing income inequality will note two key features of the new government’s tax plans. First, the plan . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links
The European Union is actively encouraging development of CCS or carbon capture and sequestration technologies. The goal is to find a way to strip CO2 emissions from energy production, especially coal-fired power plants, and safely sequester (bury) the stuff deep underground.
The EU ran a contest, with more than a quarter-million Euros up for grabs, . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Europe’s CCS Contest Falters – No Winner Emerges
Today the CCPA released a new big picture report by myself and student researcher Amanda Card calling for a Green Industrial Revolution. The report builds on work done for the BC-focused Climate Justice Project, bringing to bear a national analysis of green and not-so-green jobs. We take a close look at GHG emissions and employment . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: A Green Industrial Revolution