This and that for your Sunday reading.
- Robert Reich asks a few impertinent (but important) questions about plutocratic encroachment on the U.S.' political system.
- Catherine McKenna explains why it's important to try to make a difference in our political system. But Chris Cobb reports on what happens to those who try under the Cons' regime.
- Gerald Caplan wonders
whether anybody involved in the Clusterduff - including Stephen Harper,
his chief of staff, his hand-picked senators and his core office staff -
has ever told anything approaching the truth. But I think we've already
established the answer to that one.
- Shirley Muir argues that the business sector should see the Lac-Mégantic rail explosion as a wake-up call. But in reporting on the anti-regulation lobbying of the rail sector, Linda Gyulai finds little evidence that's about to happen.
- Finally, LowPayIsNotOK thoroughly critiques an attempt by McDonalds to "help" employees to survive on their McJobs:
And the most important takeaway is that even low-wage employers are well aware that nobody can get by on the meager wage levels they offer.