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Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading.

– Monica Potts responds to the big lie that increasing inequality and perpetual poverty are necessary – or indeed remotely beneficial – as elements of economic growth: Hanauer and Piketty inspire these broadsides because they are challenging, in a far more aggressive way than plutocrats and economists usually do, . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading.

– Mike Konczal and Bryce Covert write that an effective solution to wealth inequality shouldn’t be limited to redistributing individual income or assets, but should also include the development of a commonwealth which benefits everybody: Instead of just giving people more purchasing power, we should be taking basic . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

Cowichan Conversations: Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas Message

Queen Elizabeth II gives first 3D Christmas broadcast (via AFP)

Queen Elizabeth II gave thanks on Tuesday for Britain’s year of Olympic and diamond jubilee festivities, in her first Christmas message to the Commonwealth broadcast in 3D. The 86-year-old monarch said it had been “humbling” to see the vast crowds joining celebrations . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas Message

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2012 Roundup

Assorted news from the past few days in the NDP leadership race.

– While Niki Ashton had already introduced her justice plan, she re-emphasized her commitment to decriminalizing marijuana and treating addictions as illnesses rather than prosecutable offences in the wake of support for the principle from provincial Attorneys General and municipal figures.

– Paul . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2012 Roundup

somecanuckchick dot com: 11/11/11

In Flanders fields, the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: 11/11/11