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Accidental Deliberations: On sucker’s deals

Shorter Brad Wall: But what you less-sophisticated, not-so-business-savvy people don’t understand is this: when you pawn the furniture, you get CASH MONEY UP FRONT. How can that be anything but a great deal?

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Afternoon Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.

- Pat Atkinson discusses the need to make sure that Saskatchewan’s boom-time spending actually sets us up for long-term prosperity, rather than fiscal disaster: Even though the OECD report, the burgeoning federal government deficit, China’s economic slowdown and America’s political deadlock all advise us that now is the time for caution, the Wall government is trapped. Its political image is completely dependent upon constant economic growth or the appearance of it.

It is so cemented in its own message of a New Saskatchewan, that any deviation from it is unlikely.

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Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, following up on this post as to the public returns Saskatchewan stands to lose if Brad Wall insists on giving away liquor profits to private operators rather than working within the proven SLGA retail model.A few footnotes to the columns…- The … . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2013 Roundup

With a couple of weeks’ worth of developments to address, I’ll take a slightly higher-level look at the Saskatchewan NDP leadership race than I normally do. (And for those worried about missing out, note that we should have an opportunity to revisit ne… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2013 Roundup

Accidental Deliberations: Down the drain

There’s rightly been plenty of debate over the Sask Party’s recently-announced plan to. But there looks to me to be room to take a closer look at exactly what Brad Wall is determined to give away – so let’s take a back-of-the-envelope look at the profi… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Down the drain