Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.
- Glenn Greenwald interviews
Alex Cuadros about his new book on how Brazil has been warped politically and economically by the whims of its billionaire class. And PressProgress takes a look
at the impact of economic inequality on Canada's cities.
- Sharon Wright examines
how draconian restrictions on social benefits are based on false assumptions as to why people need help to ameliorate poverty.
- David Bush and Gerard Di Trolio argue
that while corporate apologists treat NAFTA as evidence that trade agreements have nothing but upside, the Canadian public has learned better. Cecile Barbiere notes
that European countries have taken back the authority to decide for themselves whether to be locked into the CETA, while Michael Geist writes
that the agreement looks to be in trouble. And Arthur Neslen notes
how the TTIP and other trade deals could sabotage any effort to address climate change.
- John Anderson highlights
how U.S. online media empires are escaping paying taxes while profiting off of their business in Canada - and argues that it's long past time to stop letting them have a free ride.
- Finally, Sophia Reuss discusses
the lip service being paid to public participation in Parliament's electoral reform committee. And Alison summarizes
Jean-Pierre Kingsley's appearance - including his preference for a proportional system in urban areas.