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Politics and its Discontents: "Is There A Poltician In Canada Who Will Simply Speak The Truth?"

That is the question Don Graves asks in his hard-hitting lead letter printed in this morning’s Star. Enjoy. I look out my window and see sunshine and vibrant signs of approaching spring. There’s even a Toronto sports franchise winning games.

But when I turn to the news media I read or hear about a . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: "Is There A Poltician In Canada Who Will Simply Speak The Truth?"

Politics and its Discontents: Harry Smith Has Stephen Harper In His Sights

Harry Smith is a man on a mission, one that should put disengaged Canadians to shame.

The 92-year-old long-time activist, who splits his time between Canada and England, is ashamed of what has happened under the rule of Stephen Harper, and plans to make a difference as soon as he returns from the United Kingdom, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Harry Smith Has Stephen Harper In His Sights

Politics and its Discontents: Joseph Stiglitz On Income Inequality

Nobel Memorial Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz recently gave a powerful speech at the annual AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles. Watching this video leaves one little choice but to feel a deep dissatisfaction with the status quo:

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Politics and its Discontents: An Economist Who Opposes Austerity

Unfortunately, I did not have time to write the blog post I had in mind, but fortuitously a friend alerted me to this video, a discussion between TVO’s Steve Paikin and Mark Blyth, an author and Ivy League professor who discusses why the current austerity mania is a bad idea.

Coupled with the fact . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: An Economist Who Opposes Austerity

Politics and its Discontents: An Economist Who Opposes Austerity – UPDATED

Unfortunately, I did not have time to write the blog post I had in mind, but fortuitously a friend alerted me to this video, a discussion between TVO’s Steve Paikin and Mark Blyth, an author and Ivy League professor who discusses why the current austerity mania is a bad idea.

Coupled with the fact . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: An Economist Who Opposes Austerity – UPDATED

Politics and its Discontents: A Quiet Dignity

There is a quiet dignity evident in a series of ads sponsored by a labour union supporting Obama’s re-election bid. Although obviously directed to an American audience, the message is one that should not be ignored in Canada as various levels of government jump on the austerity bandwagon.

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