Miscellaneous material to start your week.
– Jon Talton discusses how the increased automation of our economy stands to disempower workers and exacerbate inequality if it’s not combined with some serious countervailing public policy moves. Peter Gosselin and Jennifer Oldham comment on the broken link between productivity and wages. And Conor Dougherty and Quentin Hardy . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links
This and that for your Wednesday reading.
– Pat Atkinson highlights what should probably be the story of the year for 2012: the continued degradation of Canadian democracy under a government which views Parliament and the public with an alarming degree of contempt: Harper’s Conservatives see Parliament as a nuisance. Committees meet in secret, and . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Afternoon Links
Assorted content for your weekend reading.
– Jon Wisman and Aaron Pacitti put a price tag on the upward redistribution of wealth in the U.S.: Between 1983 and 2007, total inflation-adjusted wealth in the U.S. increased by $27 trillion. If divided equally, every man woman and child would be almost $90,000 richer.
But of . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.
– Pat Atkinson discusses the importance of unions in ensuring a fair deal for all workers: It’s because of unions and their tenacious advocacy on behalf of their members that workers not only in this province but also in other jurisdictions enjoy legislated workplace benefits gained through negotiation: the . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links