Tag Archives: Public services

How Public Services Strengthen the Economy

How Public Services Strengthen the Economy
With teachers and students now going back to school, much of the province seems to be breathing a sigh of relief. But I’m not convinced we’ve made any substantial ground when it comes to understanding the important role education and other public services play towards both social and economic well-being in this province. The premier’s commitment to taxpayers that improvements to the education system will not cost us ... Read more

One percent’s twisted new heist: What’s really behind privatization

One percent’s twisted new heist: What’s really behind privatization
As most experts and layman enthusiasts will tell you, there’s no one, single explanation for the past 30-plus years of growing economic inequality. Its drivers are multiple and separating one from the other is often quite complicated. Low taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations, the gutting of labor unions, the increased mobility of capital, technological gains, overly protective intellectual property law; the list goes on. In fact, ... Read more