Bowling Together: An Exchange on Citizenship

The Big Lebowski: Bowling and Community?

Here is the third installment of the extended conversation with Scott Payne on democracy and citizenship. SCOTT PAYNE Now, you know that I am strongly in favour of the idea you have expressed that we need to close the gap between citizens and their government as a means of revitalizing our democracy. And I am … Continue reading

Trust, Traps, and Taxes

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A short while back, I posted a piece on why we vote against our own interests which provoked diverse responses including several which insisted that, to the contrary, we do know perfectly well who serves our interests and we vote accordingly. My problem, this argument goes, is that at best I just don’t like the … Continue reading

Revitalising Democracy

Democracy Crowning the People of Athens - Agora museum

The following interview was conducted by Scott H. Payne, of the Canadian Council for Democracy.  I have reproduced the interview and Scott’s overly generous introduction here. Anyone who has paid any attention to the Census debacle has probably heard or read the name Dr. Alex Himelfarb. Dr. Himelfarb has been a stalwart opponent of eliminating … Continue reading

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