Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week.

- Larry Elliott writes that the OECD is calling on its member states - including Canada - to stop pushing destructive austerity and instead focus on needed public investments.

- Ian Welsh points out the problems with monetary policy aimed solely at inflation rather than growth (and designed to undercut any wage gains). And Duncan Cameron notes that the Bank of Canada's mandate is even more skewed toward the wealthy at the expense of workers.

- Serina Sandhu reports on a UK court ruling pushing back against cuts to funding for individuals who have faced domestic violence.

- And Elana Lamesse comments on the false economies involved in slashing the supports needed for inmates to reintegrate after being released from jail.

- Finally, Owen Jones discusses the anti-democratic nature of the U.K. Cons' ban on boycotts. And both the Cons and Libs are pushing the same authoritarian line in attacking boycotts and divestment on the part of Canadians.

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