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Oct 4, 2018 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
Justin Trudeau's politics in a nutshell: Make grand, sweeping pronouncements and reap the precious political capital; then actively work against the commitment you ostensibly made huffingtonpost.ca/2018/10/03/lib…#cdnpoli
This has been a consistent feature of Trudeau's government and the way it conducts itself generally. Consider Carolyn Bennett going before the UN in the summer of 2016 to adopt UNDRIP and compare to the posture the government assumed mere months later:
Neoliberalism is many things, but one of its most dynamic innovations is rationalizing and legitimizing unspeakable greed as mere "economics"
I've made the point before (and others have too) but consider how both min wages and welfare are often discussed and framed versus, say, tax cuts for the wealthy or sky-high executive compensation
Oct 19, 2017 • 22 tweets • 5 min read
Soooo Bernie Sanders is debating Ted Cruz. Let's do this. #CnnDebateNight
Cruz's starting premise that all taxes apply to everyone is, uh, flawed. #CnnDebateNight