Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Charlie Cooper reports on the UK’s increasing wealth inequality, with the richest 10% now owning half of all wealth. And Facundo Alvaredo, Anthony Atkinson and Salvatore Morelli highlight (PDF) how even the best information we have now likely underestimates what’s being hoarded by the richest few. – Chris ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Member Of The Raid Harper Base Foams At The Mouth

The following occurred this morning, at a Harper rally in Etobicoke: You can read about it here. A persistent Terry Milewski was met by the same crowd lustily urging that the government “shut down the CBC.” Two more reasons not to live in one of Toronto’s suburbs. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Michael Chong And The Reform Act

Yesterday, Owen at Northern Reflections wrote a post on Michael Chong, one of the few members of Stephen Harper’s caucus with real integrity, attested to by his principled resignation as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs after Harper’s unilateral declaration of Quebec as a nation. A legitimate question posed is why he remains in the caucus, given ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on how Justin Trudeau seems to have taken up the cause of unaccountable executive power even from his third-party place in the House of Commons. For further reading…– For some of the background on of the Libs’ entitlement hangover following the Cons’ taking power, see here (insisting that Parliament has no place in approving ...

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Sadly (if perhaps unsurprisingly), the Trudeau Libs’ vote with the Harper Cons against civil rights has received relatively little notice compared to the two parties’ attack ad posturing. But there’s still plenty worth reading on the subject – including another post from pogge, a discussion led by David ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Dr. Dawg responds to Andrew Coyne’s suggestion about cracking down on advocacy by charities with an entirely reasonable suggestion as to how to allocate our resources: Given that charities do essential work that the government does not fund—feeding and clothing the poor, defending the environment, offering training to ...

From Orangutan: Dear Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper,

Why have you systematically misled the Canadian people about the costs of purchasing flying machines?

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Susan Riley brilliantly slams the message that austerity is necessary for everybody but those who already have the most: Is anyone else getting tired of being lectured about austerity by wealthy consultants in expensive suits who charge $1,500 a day for their advice and have comfortable government pensions, ...