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Measuring progress toward a better future

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It’s time to look ahead toward the next provincial budget.

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Intersectional feminism does not uphold capitalism

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MUN Provost Dr. Noreen Golfman is waving the feminist flag while perpetuating class oppression.

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Budget 2017 poised to increase inequality in N.L., critics say

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Are the Liberals trying to balance the books at the expense of the province’s most vulnerable?

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World’s super-rich are wrecking the planet

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But they plan to survive civilization’s collapse.

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Navigating sexism within a class divide

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Cathy Bennett recently came out about the unfair sexist harassment she received, but it’s a more tangled mess than it seems.

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Oil talk must include more discussion of privilege

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A recent panel discussion at Petrocultures 2016 needed to admit the harsh truth: The shift to a ‘green economy’ will be uncomfortable.

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Deficit crisis a chance for change

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The province’s poor fiscal standing presents us with a real opportunity to discuss and debate some important policy issues, such as fair taxation, a new health accord, a guaranteed national income, and more.

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Inequality, neoliberalism, and the unmaking of the middle class

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Nowadays middle class values largely conform to the neoliberal ideology that has dominated economic discourse for the past 35 years. In light of our current “fiscal” problems, however, maybe it’s time to evaluate whether this has been in our best interests.

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Why you need to know about the TPP

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Prominent thinkers are speaking out against it and pro-democracy groups are calling for proper public consultations. But is our government listening?

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Christmas at Choices for Youth

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“Thirty percent of the homeless population in St. John’s are between the ages 16-24. For them, and for many others, the holidays are not a happy time — they’re a reminder of being in a position of extreme vulnerability.”

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Report calls for action to end youth homelessness in NL

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With youth homelessness rates higher than the national average and growing, advocates say Newfoundland and Labrador urgently needs a binding and actionable provincial plan to eliminate the problem.

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Let’s raise taxes on the rich (Pt. 2)

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Economists from Memorial University have some ideas for changing the tax system in order to fight poverty.

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Let’s raise taxes on the rich

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Years of unaffordable tax breaks for rich people have contributed to a yawning budget deficit. It’s time to reverse course.

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Karl’s adventures in Newfoundland: Time for a healthy debate?

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Newfoundlanders were scandalized by Karl Ove Knausgaard’s observations on hefty waistlines. Can we take anything useful from the hoo-ha?

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Talking Turkeys

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Food banks were supposed to be a temporary measure, not an institution. Could our energies be better spent tackling income inequality, rather than institutionalizing charity?

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Living in the Tory bubble

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It’s time to put an end to conservative ideology in Canadian politics, which has been stoking the fires and serving the rich

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Minimum wage town hall spawns stories of poverty

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Newfoundland and Labrador may be a so-called ‘have’ province, but despite the record corporate profits from our natural resource industries, thousands of minimum wage workers are living on or below the poverty line

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The trouble with charity

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Giving and generosity may reduce the burden of immediate suffering and desperation, but if we’re serious about finding long term solutions we can begin by questioning why some have so much while others have so little

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Should we raise the Minimum Wage?

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There are good reasons to raise the minimum wage, and good reasons to explore other options. What’s your take?

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“Why I believe in progressive taxation”

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The debate continues…

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