Assorted content to end your week.
– Ian Welsh discusses the nature of prosperity – and the illusion that it means nothing more than increased economic activity: All other things being equal more productive capacity is better. The more stuff we can make, in theory, the better off we’ll be. But in practice, it doesn’t . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links
Assorted content for your weekend reading.
– Frances Russell discusses how the Harper Cons have capitalized on the general public’s lack of familiarity with how our parliamentary system is supposed to work – and the conventional checks and balances which have been overridden at every turn by a governing party which isn’t interested in preserving . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links
Miscellaneous material for your Monday reading.
– Damian Carrington reports on the Harper Cons’ sad efforts to prevent the European Union from accurately accounting for greenhouse gas emissions from the tar sands, offering in particular a look at how Canada’s actions look to our global neighbours who don’t operate from the Cons’ petro-state starting point: . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links