Social policy

Precarity: A Political Problem

'Free market' advocates claim that the rise of precarity was inevitable, as opposed to the result of political decisions.

The Lords and Ladies of Discipline: An Interview with Matt Stoller

Matt Stoller explains how economics reinforces established power relations.

Thoughts on Warren, Sanders and the Convention: Warren’s Choice?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 21/01/2020 - 4:12pm in

Unpacking the implications of the Warren attack on Sanders.

Sex Workers Can Tell You Why Sex Work Is Work – Speak to Them

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 20/01/2020 - 9:27pm in

Combatting mispercptions about sex work, paritcularly the need for better work condiions.

How Climate Change Influenced Australia’s Unprecedented Fires

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 18/01/2020 - 7:47pm in

Looking harder at the Australia and California fires.

Integrating Black and White American Economic History

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 18/01/2020 - 7:35pm in

The interplay of black and white economic history: slaves, freedmen, Jim Crow laws and the Great Migration.

My review of Robert Clark’s book on Canada’s prisons

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 18/01/2020 - 3:34am in

Robert Clark has written a very good book about Canada’s prison system. Mr. Clark worked from 1980 until 2009 in seven different federal prisons, all located in Ontario. The book is a compilation of personal accounts based on the author’s various assignments.

Since prisons can be a pipeline into homelessness, I’ve reviewed the book with great interest.

My review is available here.

My review of Robert Clark’s book on Canada’s prisons

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 18/01/2020 - 3:34am in

Robert Clark has written a very good book about Canada’s prison system. Mr. Clark worked from 1980 until 2009 in seven different federal prisons, all located in Ontario. The book is a compilation of personal accounts based on the author’s various assignments.

Since prisons can be a pipeline into homelessness, I’ve reviewed the book with great interest.

My review is available here.

UN’s Warning that Gaza Will Not Be a “Liveable Place” by 2020 Has Been Realised

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 16/01/2020 - 8:13pm in

The primary cause of this ‘unliveable’ environment is a highly restrictive Israeli blockade, now in its 13th year, which has reduced Gaza to the point of ‘systemic collapse’.

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