Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Linda McQuaig discusses how a burgeoning wealth gap is particularly obvious when it comes to retirement security: Quaint as it now seems, not long ago this was considered a good basic plan: Work hard all your life and then retire with a comfortable pension. In recent times, ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.  – Joseph Heath responds to Andrew Coyne in noting that an while there’s plenty of room (and need) to better tax high personal incomes, there’s also a need to complement that with meaningful corporate taxes: (A) crucial part of the Boadway and Tremblay proposal is to increase the ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – Bryce Covert rightly challenges the claim that poverty bears any relationship to an unwillingness to work – along with other attempts to blame the poor for their condition: In fact, the majority of able-bodied, adult, non-elderly poor people worked in 2012, according to a data analysis by ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – In the course of grading Canada’s job market, Kayle Hatt traces the rise of precarious employment in both absolute and relative numbers – and notes that other countries haven’t seen the same type of move toward temporary employment encouraged by the Cons. And in a similar vein, ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Dr. Dawg tears into the National Post’s gratuitous union-bashing: (W)hen it comes to unions, a careless disregard for facts seems to affect journos like a disease. They fall back on their prejudices, cutting and pasting their ready-made anti-union copy in their sleep.… Unions have one of the only ...

Accidental Deliberations: On openings

Following up on this morning’s post (as well as discussions from Kayle Hatt and Chantal Hebert), I’ll offer my theory as to why a Quebec NDP might be a perfect fit for what’s otherwise a relatively crowded provincial scene. At the outset, Quebec voters have shown an inclination to give a chance to parties who ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Michael Harris rightly tears into the Cons for turning our federal government into Versailles on the Ottawa: The Harper government has more than a touch of Queen Nancy. It has already morphed into Versailles on the Ottawa. The facts, and the rules, are being made up as this crowd ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Afternoon Links

Assorted content to end your day. – Kayle Hatt’s blog looks to be a must-read from here on in. And his post on what to draw from the latest polls is particularly worth a read: Every poll that has been released since Thomas Mulcair was elected leader of the NDP has showed the NDP on ...