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Making the connection between work and dignity - Noah Smith. 

Economists like to tell a possibly apocryphal story about Milton Friedman. The prophet of free markets, visiting an Asian country in the 1960s, witnessed a public-works project that had people making a road with picks and shovels. 844 more words

Poverty & Inequality

Bah, Humbug, Conservatives!

Well, I had a good Christmas and I hope you did too. For me, of course, any Christmas not spent in Iraq is good. Presents be damned. 1,334 more words

Dump Trump

Sam Watts is Welcome Hall Mission's new CEO

Saint Henry’s Welcome Hall Mission, in Montreal Sud-Ouest borough, will soon mark its 125th anniversary and with it comes a new face.

As of last week, Sam Watts was officially the new CEO and executive director and he already knows what he wants to see during his tenure. 320 more words


Media Trumped

I’m perplexed as to why so many people seem ‘surprised’ with the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election. Particularly interesting was the manic, toxic reaction and atrocious behaviour by the mainstream tabloid media, who seem to have whipped themselves into some kind of hysterical bile-filled orgasmic crescendo of loathing, as they remonstrated against those with differing opinions. 541 more words

The Last Days of Oakland - Fantastic Negrito (2016)

One of 2016 more interesting blues albums was also one of the years most adventurous. Blues is seldom used today as a platform to explore modern social problems, despite it being created for that very thing by opressed Black people in America. 555 more words


Do We Want to Be Healed?

When John the Baptist sat languishing in prison, he sent his disciples to ask Jesus, “Are you the real deal?” The Baptist wasn’t just fact checking. 1,154 more words