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8 jaw-dropping allegations from B.C. Speaker’s report – Jan. 22, 2018 CBC article

A Jan. 22, 2019 CBC article is entitled: “8 jaw-dropping allegations from B.C. Speaker’s report: Wood-splitter, home iMac support and subscriptions to magazines among alleged expenses.” Some of the best journalism, in my view, appears in official reports of various kinds. The following report is in that category: Plecas Report The report is conveniently laid […]


Narcoland (2013) describes a disastrous “war on drugs” that has led to more than 80,000 deaths in Mexico since its inception in 2006

Over the years, I’ve written several posts about the War on Drugs. One post, by way of example, is entitled: The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973 (Kathleen J. Frydl, 2013) A key point in the above-noted study is that national drug laws have to do with power. It has to do with the assertion, enactment, and […]


Role of other classes, aside from middle class, in China

Recent posts concern research related to the middle class in China. A related addressed topic in  Government Next Door (2015) is the role of other classes, in China aside, from the increasingly wealthy middle class. Luigi Tomba speaks (pp. 148-149) of a proactive role for the middle class and “advanced forces” in “moralizing society.” He notes this role […]