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Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.

– Peter Fleming writes that the promise of entrepreneurial self-employment has given way to the nightmare of systematic precarious work: (T)he move to reclassify people as self-employed follows a very simple formula: it helps reduce labour costs and maximise profits for businesses that would rather use contractors than a . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week.- The BBC reports that even UK business groups are acknowledging that excessive executive pay is leading to public concern and distrust in the state of the economy. And Alex Hern notes that Steve Wozniak for one isn’t … . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week.- CBC and the Star have both started reporting on the Panama Papers – offering a glimpse of the tip of the iceberg of international tax avoidance. And the Star also recognizes why we shouldn’t let grey-area tax… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Afternoon Links

Assorted content to end your week.- Sean McElwee examines how the wealthy control the U.S.’ political system, while public opinion plays far too little role in policy choices:A comprehensive study by Grossmann finds that public opinion was a significan… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Afternoon Links

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s decision (PDF) finding that the failure to provide equal child services for First Nations is a human rights breach which requires federal action at law – rather than merely a moral failure which has too oft… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.- Karl Nerenberg weighs in on the Libs’ choice to direct billions of dollars toward higher-income individuals, rather than working to help Canadians who need it:The Liberals are now in power, and have ju… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week.

– Ira Basen discusses the Canadian federal election campaign’s focus on the middle class – as well as the reality that the economic security which looms as the most important priority within that group will require more government action than the limited policies currently on offer. And Tavia Grant . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

The Disaffected Lib: Funny How We Choose Who We’ll Fight and Who We’ll Ignore

ISIS is known for atrocity.  They’re murderous swine, real butchers.  But, as CBC’s Neil Macdonald reminds us there’s a world full of their type, real pros, and we don’t give a damn.

Back in July, Barack Obama signed an executive order punishing anyone responsible for some of the hideous excesses of the Congolese civil war.  Hardly . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Funny How We Choose Who We’ll Fight and Who We’ll Ignore

LeDaro: Neil Macdonald of CBC

What is wrong with this guy? He writes in an op-ed on the CBC website that the controversial movie “Innocence of Muslims” is merely an expression of freedom of speech. He writes:

“But speech is sacred in this country, even speech that can be weaponized. And there is a price to be paid.”

Mr. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Neil Macdonald of CBC

Left Over: Neil MacDonald: Try a little self-censorship on for size…

ANALYSISNeil Macdonald: Is self-censorship fueling Alice Walker’s Hebrew halt? (CBC this morning)

Mr. MacDonald, with all due respect from someone who has Jewish cultural roots, you are letting your ‘fondness’ for your time in Israel cloud your usually sharp judgement.. Canada has been blindly following Israel’s lead with no perceptible discussion of what is wrong, . . . → Read More: Left Over: Neil MacDonald: Try a little self-censorship on for size…