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Big Tech lobbying is derailing the AI Act

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu Behind closed doors, the companies have...

Sudan’s torch of peace

Click here to view original web page at www.ips-journal.eu Dozens of Sudanese pro-democratic youth groups have morphed into humanitarian ones,...

We need a climate corps, not more military missions

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca A climate corps would not only create jobs for youths, but...

British Columbia’s proposed bill on ‘alternative shelter’ risks doing serious harm to unhoused people

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com A bill currently before the British Columbia legislature seeks to define...

Ontario’s regional universities are in jeopardy — and so are the future of our communities

Click here to view original web page at spon.ca Regional universities are shouldering the costs of educating citizens and face...

Artisans Cooperative: An Etsy alternative, owned and run by artists and makers

Click here to view original web page at www.shareable.net Jennifer Foley|November 20, 2023 We have all experienced it: Some organization or...

How to get to net-zero by 2050

Click here to view original web page at www.pembina.org The Pembina Institute has used the Energy Policy Simulator to develop an illustrative policy scenario, “Path...

How 120 of the world’s major cities could cut transport CO2 by 22%

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org Cities are often overlooked as being a major contributor to climate change. Yet their diversity has...

Long hours at low wages: the human labour powering AI’s development

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com The Finnish tech firm Metroc recently began using prison labour to train a large language model...

Decolonizing Economics: African and Feminist Perspectives on Post-Growth Futures

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org Feminist decolonial discourse helps ensure that progress is more inclusive, just, and transformative for all. An interview...

People love living in co-ops — so why did Canada kill the program?

Click here to view original web page at ricochet.media The short answer: they cut into private landlord profits For more than a year, Brianne Zimmerman has...

A person-centred approach to improving mental health

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu The European Union and its member states must accord a ...

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AI: The information economy becomes ever more energy and resource intensive

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org Back in 2009 I wrote a piece entitled “The unbearable lightness of information.” Since then the...

Making life truly affordable requires more than lowering inflation

Click here to view original web page at policyoptions.irpp.org (Version française disponible ici) Since the House of Commons returned for its fall sitting, affordability has topped...

Artificial Intelligence, Participatory Democracy, and Responsive Government

Click here to view original web page at www.brennancenter.org Editors Note: Though framed in terms of the American experience, many of the issues in this...

‘Women’s economics’ goes mainstream

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu Claudia Goldin’s Nobel prize puts women’s labour-force participation...

Renewable energy up 40% since 2020, but more is needed

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca We must leave coal, oil and gas in the ground and shift to an economic system...

We Should Look to Vienna for Answers to Our Housing Crisis

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com At the official opening of the legendary Karl-Marx-Hof municipal housing complex on October 12, 1930, Vienna...

The Future of Mining Might Be Smaller than You Think

Click here to view original web page at thewalrus.ca As the world’s demand for metals continues to rise, some are using microorganisms to mine and...

The Liberals have a chance to make headway on pharmacare. They should seize the opportunity

Click here to view original web page at spon.ca If all this leads to “foundational” legislation and a road map going forward, ...

Can Agriculture and Biodiversity Coexist?

Click here to view original web page at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu To free up land for biodiversity conservation while satisfying growing food demand, techno-optimist narratives suggest...

Turning a new leaf: Can compact development help salvage suburbia

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org Social critic James Howard Kunstler referred to suburban sprawl as “the greatest misallocation of resources in...

Small is Beautiful at 50: A call to local activism with global implications

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca Fifty years later E.F. “Fritz” Schumacher’s book Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if...

How Community Energy Initiatives Can Be an Effective Tool for Degrowth

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org The consensus among scientists is resounding: climate change poses a grave threat to both human...

Parliamentary Budget officer estimates cost and savings of single-payer pharmacare

Click here to view original web page at spon.ca The analysts in the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer sharpened their pencils to estimate the...

Battling desertification: Bringing soil back to life in semiarid Spain

Click here to view original web page at news.mongabay.com Southeastern Spain is experiencing the northward advance of the Sahara Desert, leading to declining rainfall, soil...

Make chemical safety an EU priority

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu Tens of thousands of deaths in Europe are caused each year by exposure of workers to...

4 affordable housing strategies that are working in Canada

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Cities like Vienna or Singapore are often referenced in news headlines proposing solutions for Canada’s housing...

The impact of work on well-being: 6 factors that will affect the future of work and...

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Work has long been considered a social determinant of health. Like housing, education, income security and...

CCPA: Private sector can’t do it, so governments have to build affordable housing

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca It is time for governments to move away from incentives ...

Politicians come and go, but the clock is now ticking on long-promised pharmacare

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com The sword of Damocles hangs over the Trudeau government as it prepares a pharmacare bill that...

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker program is ballooning — creating a new class of wage slaves from abroad

Click here to view original web page at www.thestar.com Intake through the program has grown by 45% and tying permits to a single employer increases...

Toronto continues to give ‘short shrift’ in its responses to homelessness

Click here to view original web page at rabble.ca Unethical, inhumane decisions are not unusual in Toronto’s history of providing shelter, writes columnist Cathy Crowe. Toronto...

Digital “Platforms” Are Just a New Way for Corporations to Exploit Workers

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com Must we continue to be obliged to think of scorched and scalded human beings whenever we...

New Report: Grocery Workers’ Wages, Inflation and Profits

Click here to view original web page at www.broadbentinstitute.ca New study by the Broadbent Institute finds that wage gains in the grocery industry have been...

Canadian media is far too reliant on Big Tech and Media Conglomerates: What can government do about it?

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Meta’s blocking of Canadian news on its social media sites, Facebook and Instagram, poses serious problems...

Are seniors being pressured into retirement homes by lack of community services?

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Ads for retirement homes often feature an older couple relaxing in comfortable surroundings, playing a board...

A Sustainable Jobs Blueprint

Click here to view original web page at www.pembina.org The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly clear, and countries are beginning to react. To...

We gave $7,500 to people experiencing homelessness — here’s what happened next

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Homelessness is a deeply misunderstood and complex issue. When people hear the term, they tend to...

Europe’s food systems—long past their expiry date

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu To counter the threats posed to climate, biodiversity, human health and ...

How recycling could solve the shortage of minerals essential to clean energy

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com What do silver, silicon and gallium have in common? These expensive raw materials are essential components...

Ottawa needs to take a co-operative leadership approach to national health care planning

Click here to view original web page at policyoptions.irpp.org It’s rare to hear the boss admit to a crisis on their watch. So we should...
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