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| June 16, 2016
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| June 1, 2016
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Pro-austerity organization finds austerity increases inequality

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In the June issue of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) publication Finance and Development, Jonathan D. Ostry, Deputy Head of the IMF Research Department, and two co-authors examine two main tenets of the neoliberal doctrine, and find them wanting.

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Government should pursue wealthy tax dodgers, not serve the rich and powerful

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Note to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

We will not be distracted forever by your explanation of quantum computers and yoga poses. Or even by the admittedly impressive list of low-hanging fruit (the return of the long-form census, the inquiry into missing Aboriginal women) you have picked thanks to Stephen Harper.

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| May 12, 2016
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| May 12, 2016
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Pope Francis challenges Europe to live up to a great humanist heritage

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| May 4, 2016
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All Canadians deserve affordable, high-speed Internet. Because it's 2016.

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"It's too expensive." "It's too slow." "I can't get a reliable connection." All common responses from Canadians when you ask what they think about their Internet service. At OpenMedia, not a day goes by without our getting emails, social media messages, and phone calls from Canadians unhappy with the state of their Internet.

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Not Rex: Panama Papers outrage can make fair taxes possible

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Inequality is so top-heavy it's teetering. Public debt levels are at the tipping point. And, the planet itself is unstable.

The world's richest continue to evade taxes by stashing millions in off-shore accounts. Will the revelations from the Panama Papers finally make the rich pay?

Let's hope it's the final pinch of outrage needed to flambé this upside-down cake.

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