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‘Of course, bold socialists intent on destroying rather than reforming capitalism have brought about some rather unpleasant historical outcomes’ – Aug. 2, 2018 Atlantic Monthly article

An Aug. 2, 2018 Atlantic Monthly article is entitled: “The Hunger for a Bold Socialism: The political preferences of two college professors, writing in a prominent leftist journal, are informed by the belief that ‘making people’s lives materially better isn’t enough.’” An excerpt from the article reads: “Of course, bold socialists intent on destroying rather […]


Marketing remains a key driving force, fueling the opioid crisis. That said, marketing can also serve positive purposes.

An Oct. 30, 2017 New Yorker article is entitled: “The Family That Built an Empire of Pain: The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars – and millions of addicts.” It’s a good read. Click here for previous posts about opioids > Portugal’s unique approach to drug policy A Dec. 5, […]


History of Canadian housing: Keeping to the Marketplace (1993); Unplanned Suburbs (1996); Emergence of Social Security (1997); Social Policy & Practice (2006)

A previous post is entitled Where will the people go: Toronto’s Emergency Housing Program and the Limits of Canadian Social Housing Policy, 1944-1957. Many perspectives – such as ones based on history, political economy, and economics, or a combination of them – are available with regard to housing. Among these perspectives, original, first-hand accounts from people who’ve actually […]