Crazy Ideas: Overton’s Window and the Political Imagination

A small argument about whether the government should be raising taxes broke out at a recent dinner party, quite possibly in response to something I said. Some argued that tax increases were just a terrible idea given that Canadians were already suffering tax fatigue and many were struggling from paycheck to paycheck, not to mention … Continue reading

Why We Vote Against Our Interests

Voting Machine

Today’s even longer than usual post has been published in full in The Mark News.

So That’s a Progressive!

G20 demonstration

I have been going back and forth with some friends about how to define “progressive”.  Clearly, it’s a pretty elastic notion that provides significant room for diverse views and for adaptation to circumstance but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have great value or should be summarily dismissed.  Read this terrific piece by Douglas Bell … Continue reading

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