The work of economic thinker and political activist Karl Marx, born 200 years ago on May 5, 1818, continues to inspire contemporary seekers of justice for working people.
This budget, while relatively status quo, is mostly bad news for low-income households in the province. And this comes one year after a budget that announced significant cuts to social programs.
This year's AAB proposes policy that would improve labour market, health and education outcomes, while also addressing principles of reconciliation and reducing income inequality.
Too few jobs, inadequate income assistance programs, major health challenges and a lack of subsidized child care all pose barriers to employment for persons experiencing homelessness.
Donald Trump describes his new tax bill as "an incredible Christmas gift for hardworking Americans," but in reality it's the largest wealth transfer from the bottom to the top in American history.
If the developers of new technology don't have a worldview that encompasses the society beyond R&D labs, their blindspot will mean that all but the most affluent will be stumbling about.
The seeds of neoliberalism were planted in the 1980s by right-wing politicians like Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, and around the world we're still harvesting the fruit of those policies today.
Jagmeet Singh entered the NDP leadership race months after the four other candidates, yet there is polling and anecdotal evidence that he already has higher, and more positive, name recognition.
NDP MP Guy Caron has two distinct advantages in the party's leadership race: he is the only Quebecer in the race and the only one who can lay claim to being a professional economist.
In any thoughtful assessment, the establishment of an income tax would be regarded as a nation-building event -- ultimately as important as what was achieved at Vimy or in Charlottetown.