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Accidental Deliberations: To dream fondly of the day when ads haunt our dreams

Heather Mallick’s column about the public’s willingness to sell out to the corporate sector for cheap unfortunately meanders off on a few too many tangents before reaching much of a point. But even if she’d connected with a truly incisive take, snark has nothing on Terence Corcoran – who goes to far as to whine . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: To dream fondly of the day when ads haunt our dreams

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Corcoran Misses The Point On Income Disparity

On CBC’s “The House” this weekend, I heard an interview with the Financial Post’s Terrance Corcoran, in which he was basically poo-pooing the very real issue of the growing disparity between Canada’s top earners and the rest of Canadians.  He made a comparison between a pensioner pulling in $20,000 a year and an executive making . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Corcoran Misses The Point On Income Disparity

Accidental Deliberations: On revolting logic

Shorter Terence Corcoran:

A Spanish-style tax revolt to defund government is the only way for Ontario and Quebec residents to avoid the fiscal disaster caused by the Spanish tax revolt.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Boreal Forest Agreement Not Working?

Announced several years back as a game changing industry/NGO partnership, the  Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) lost a key supporter today as conservation group Canopy pulled out of the agreement:

“This collaboration with the logging industry was supposed to be a game-changer for the protection of species and conservation in Canada’s threatened Boreal forest,” said . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Boreal Forest Agreement Not Working?

Accidental Deliberations: On social roles

The work (PDF) of the Saskatchewan Election Study in analyzing public views of unions is worth a read generally. But it’s particularly worth noting that the element of union activity which the public considers to be most valuable is also the part facing the most regular attacks from Brad Wall and his corporate boosters.

Here’s . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: On social roles