When U.S. President Joe Biden announced the impending withdrawal of the remaining U.S. troops in Afghanistan, he effectively ended the U.S.-initiated war on terrorism: the military action designed to keep the peace and build new states had failed.
The Bank of Canada must seize the pandemic moment and do more for Canadians
The Bank of Canada, like central banks around the world, is currently facing enormous upheaval and uncertainty due to the enduring COVID-19 pandemic.
New indie board games build worlds without capitalism or colonialism
Thinking through alternatives to life under capitalism, the vestiges of colonialism or the catastrophic impacts of climate change is hard but necessary work. But could it also be play?
Why Powerful People Do Stupid Things
Here’s what psychological research says about how power influences the way people think and act
Joe Biden is Building Back Better - what Canada can learn from the Biden Administration
Joe Biden’s first speech to congress as President has provided a blueprint for how Canadian progressives can achieve their goals and what building back better in Canada could look like. His blue-collar style progressive populism has proved effective and popular. Biden highlighted four policy areas that are also relevant to Canada - building back a prosperous manufacturing industry, investing in education, taxing the rich and protecting the rights of workers.
Will the end of the COVID-19 pandemic usher in a second Roaring ’20s?
While some places remain mired in the third wave of the pandemic, others are taking their first tentative steps towards normality. Since April 21, Denmark has allowed indoor service at restaurants and cafes, and football fans are returning to the stands. In countries that have forged ahead with the rollout of vaccines, there is a palpable sense of optimism.
Why the Hold Up on Paid Sick Days? It’s about Power
We’re a year into the pandemic. Here’s who’s blocking worker support so clearly needed.
Robots are coming and the fallout will largely harm marginalized communities
COVID-19 has brought about numerous, devastating changes to people’s lives globally. With the number of cases rising across Canada and globally, we are also witnessing the development and use of robots to perform jobs in some workplaces that are deemed unsafe for humans.
Canada’s Addiction to Corporate Bailouts
Politicians love a free market. Until recession hits. Or a pandemic. Or a climate crisis.
Chinese American actresses Soo Yong and Anna May Wong: Contrasting struggles for recognition in Hollywood
The recent Netflix series Hollywood creates a make-believe 1948 ceremony in which the noted Chinese American actress Anna May Wong wins an Oscar. In reality, an Oscar eluded Wong during her four-decade film career.