Column on Depression Prevention

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Column on Depression Prevention

I found this column by Duncan Cameron to be very thoughtful and worth discussion. It's something I'd like to see widely distributed, especially given the justified critique of the msm.

Any thoughts on this?


The best dose of depression prevention is for the politicians, and the corporate media, to abandon their obsession with deficits.  Public investment is needed.  The more of it, the better.



Doesn't it make sense that, if the private sector doesn't have much cash flow (criticisms of capitalism are quite valid here), public investment in public projects would help to soften the hit that many will be taking, as well as benefitting those of us who have suffered with decreasing infrastructure, etc?

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Did anyone else besides me think this thread was about seasonal affective disorder and the blues that can accompany the holiday season? Wink




This is a tagline. It has nothing to do with the comments posted above. Just a tagline...really. Please disregard.


Me too.

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Maysie wrote:
Did anyone else besides me think this thread was about seasonal affective disorder and the blues that can accompany the holiday season? Wink

Yep.  And now I'm disappointed and depressed that it is not "as advertised"... Tongue out 



Eleutherophobics of the World...Unite!!!


Considering the royal screwing over working people are in for under the Flaherty's gang of parasites, Cameron's rhetoric is rather unflamboyant.

The enemy is at the gates, and they are here to take everything. 



The disconnect between Harper and the financial ilk, and life for most of the planet, is once again highlighted in a recent UN meeting, reported on here by the Halifax Initiative.  It's reminiscent of Bali, and all the other pig-headed positions this government takes.   And where the heck is Mr. International-Ignatieff??  Not a Peep.  The world is going to hell in a hand basket and we get a little clique having a coffee party.  Utterly Pathetic.  Step aside and let Jack lead, or Williams, or ANYONE with a beating heart... 

UN vs. G-1 at Financing for Development meeting
After a year long consultation process and three months of negotiations on the text, disappointment faced many civil society participants as they met with governments officials and business leaders in Doha, Qatar, to finalize the outcome document for the review of the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus on Financing for Development (see FAQs).

Despite strong efforts to advance the agenda on taxation and capital flight, aid, innovative mechanisms for financing development, external debt, trade and systemic issues, little progress was made in Doha on the broad agenda set in 2002 at the original Monterrey meetings (see JUST THE FACTS). The poor outcome is due largely to the blockades that the United States (along with Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan) set up against a more progressive version introduced by the General Assembly President in Doha, and which both the Group of 77 and the European Union supported.

While the end product may have been disappointing, the United Nations did agree – again despite total opposition from Canada and the US – to an international conference at the highest level on the financial crisis and its impacts on development. While the modalities for the meeting won’t be worked out until March, and the final conference may come too late to have any substantive impact, both it and the new UN Commission of Experts (see Notice Board) will be significant shots across the bow of the April 2009 G-20 meeting in London.