Trust, Traps, and Taxes

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

So What’s a Progressive Anyway?

Two excellent opinion pieces today raise interesting questions about Canada’s political landscape and all the recent talk about coalitions and mergers. Rick Salutin asks the big question about the left in Canada, “Left? What left?” And Dan Gardner asks the related question, “Progressive? What’s that?” Both are worth a read. Salutin argues that Canada has … Continue reading