Monday, January 25, 2016

Monday Morning Links

Assorted content to start your week.

- Steve Hilton suggests that we should make attending Davos as much a marker of shame as being responsible for a sweatshop - though I'd argue we have a ways to go in holding people accountable even for the latter. David Sogge and Nick Buxton observe that even when inequality finds it way onto the agenda at the World Economic Forum, the only answer proposed is still more neoliberalism. Aaron Wherry documents Justin Trudeau's corporate glad-handing in Davos - along with the lack of expectation that it will produce any substantial results. And Kevin Rawlinson reports on the hidden meetings between the UK Cons and right-wing media moguls including Rupert Murdoch.

- Emily Badger points out the connection between extreme income inequality and the lack of availability of affordable housing for the poor. And the NDP makes clear that it will keep fighting Canada's growing inequality in all of its forms.

- David Helwig reports on the perverse outcomes of Essar Steel Algoma's bankruptcy, as workers stand to lose out on the pensions they earned while executives continue to receive massive bonuses.

- PressProgress reviews just a few of the most bizarre outcomes produced by Canada's first-past-the-post electoral system.

- Finally, iPolitics argues that rather than merely glossing over the Cons' abuse of the Canada Revenue Agency for their own purposes, the Libs need to ensure that the politicization of a public regulator receives appropriate scrutiny.

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