Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Carol Linnitt observes that the Canadian public supports a shift from fossil fuels to cleaner energy by a 76-24% margin – even as they overestimate Canada’s economic returns from oil and gas. – Meanwhile, Alison takes a look at the spread of (primarily oil-funded) advertorials in Canadian media. ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Afternoon Links

This and that to end your weekend. – Daniel Goleman writes about the role of wealth in undermining empathy: (I)n general, we focus the most on those we value most. While the wealthy can hire help, those with few material assets are more likely to value their social assets: like the neighbor who will keep ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your Saturday reading. – Kate Heartfield worries that the NRA knows exactly what it’s doing with its jaw-dropping response to the Newtown shootings – and that it should be all too familiar based on the tactics of the Harper Cons: It’s ridiculous, but ridiculous works, time and time again. “Elite” no longer ...