Erika Shaker

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Sep 21, 2016
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Tiering up over tuition fees

Erika Shaker
Governments need to ask themselves: is downloading more debt onto students -- particularly during a time of workforce precarity -- a sustainable policy to pursue?
Blog
Aug 11, 2016
Photo: Thad Smith/flickr

Progress is about solutions, not scapegoats

Erika Shaker
Progressive change does not happen by accident. It requires dedication and a tremendous investment to take on the development of alternative models of How Things Should Work.
Blog
Apr 27, 2016
Image: Flickr/@zittrain

Progressive taxation: The original crowdfunding

Erika Shaker
Is crowdfunding just a way to reinforce the idea that if you can't individually overcome systemic inequality you better be good at marketing yourself to a sympathetic audience of potential patrons?
Blog
Mar 14, 2016
Image: YouTube

Uber and the fickle mantle of innovation

Erika Shaker
Innovation™ has become both a rebranding exercise and an apology for a host of regressive corporate practices that look suspiciously like business as usual.
Blog
Dec 16, 2015
Photo: Cramo Group/flickr

And for my next trick... The child-care juggling act

Erika Shaker
We know what's required to meet the changing needs of today's families, and how out of reach child care is for too many families. Erika Shaker recounts her own experiences -- in theory and practice.
Blog
Nov 9, 2015
Illustration by Sarah Mangle: www.etsy.com/shop/SarahMangle

Postal workers are people in your neighbourhood

Erika Shaker
The human element -- the ways in which neighbourhoods are made better, safer, more connected places because of the daily presence of postal workers -- too often gets lost.

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