“Twenty years ago, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed into law. At the time, advocates painted a rosy picture of booming U.S. exports creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs, and economic development in Mexico, which would bring the struggling country in line with its wealthier northern neighbors. Two decades later, those . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: NAFTA, “Free Trade” and the TPP: Fast-Track To Full Corporate Rule
(originally written May 21, 2012. Part of Great Upload of 2013.)
I read a bio of Tommy Douglas recently, figuring as a guy with sinister leanings (sinister in the original Latin sense of “left”, that is 🙂 ) I might as well brush up on the father of Canadian Medicare, and reigning Greatest . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Douglas, Deng and Diocletian
You don’t have to convince many British Columbians that Ottawa no longer functions as a democracy. Consent, in the twisted mind of Stephen Harper, is something that is extracted at the ballot box and ceases to have any relevance during the actual term of government.
Because Harper deems our consent unnecessary, he treats democratic . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Canada’s Imperial Premiership