Worth a Look

Progressives want to win the next election – George Lakoff tells us how

Globally, progressives are fighting simply to hang on to hard-fought wins, while struggling to communicate progressive values in a political sphere largely dominated by successful conservative messages. Ryan Meili recently sat down with George Lakoff to discuss and expand upon the ideas of political framing and progressive values.

Courtesy of Canadian Dimension


Post-union inequality

Why has a new report by the International Monetary Fund gone mostly unremarked, given current concern about the widening inequality gap? The report, by Florence Jaumotte and Carolina Osorio Buitron, finds that “lower unionization is associated with an increase in top income shares in advanced economies” between 1980 to 2010.

Courtesy of Le Monde diplomatique


A tale of austerity – past, present, and future

Little in the 2015 federal budget suggests any change from the current pattern of death by a thousand cuts. This budget is another in a series of unspectacular austerity budgets. Taken together, however, the cuts rapidly add up and budgets become more remarkable for the tenacity with which they’ve made us pay to get to the present.

Courtesy of Political Eh-conomy


The BP Oil Spill, Five Years Later

Five years ago, the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the oil industry wrought havoc on the Gulf of Mexico when the oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank at a British Petroleum (BP) prospect, allowing oil to gush into the Gulf for eighty-seven days.

Courtesy of The Progressive


That's Jokes



Will the Mike Duffy trial hurt Stephen Harper's Conservative Government in this year's Federal Election?