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Turn Kentucky Blue - 'Caught on Tape: What Mitch McConnell Complained About to a Roomful of Billionaires'

‘At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers, McConnell laid out his plan for shrinking the federal government and whined about having to vote on minimum wage bills’. 236 more words

Politics

Toronto's child poverty rates among the highest in Canada

This week we welcome back Nauman Khan as our guest blogger. He is a member of United Way Toronto’s Communications and Public Affairs team.  Thanks to a career in broadcast journalism and politics, he has built a strong understanding of how governments influence community building through strategic investments.  460 more words

Toronto

Poverty Lines and Paychecks

My mom always told me that there would never be a time that I was more poor than college. SHE WAS SO WRONG! POST-GRAD POVERTY IS WAY MORE POOR. 731 more words

Adventure

Lies told by economists 2 - the economy is always managed so as to maximise the welfare of all

One of the constantly repeated stories told by economists is that the current programme of austerity is for the good of us all. The austerity programmes adopted by Western governments are necessary to root out from the economy of the excesses of the past spendthrift governments. 1,381 more words

Economics

127 Days

Welcome, everybody, to my first post!

Yesterday I finally got around to creating my blog, yet the topic of my first post still eluded me. I lay awake in bed last night, listening to the sound of the DLR pass by outside my window (and to the sound of my snoring girlfriend), trying to come up with a first post. 1,286 more words

Extreme Poverty