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Workers make the profit, workers get the profit

There’s no inherent right to profit if you start the business, particularly if you perform only a fraction of the labour.

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Cutting taxes is a ridiculous political strategy

It’s impossible to maintain service delivery if the cost of delivering that service and the number of people accessing it both increase, while also reducing tax revenue.

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Taxes are payment for services rendered

They’re not payment for future services, and certainly not benevolent gives from corporations and the wealthy.

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Why capitalists don’t care about low wages

Capitalists don’t care that for many people, wages aren’t high enough to sustain a decent lifestyle, one where you don’t have to worry about how you’ll pay your bills or where you next meal will come from. They don’t care that low wages reduces purchasing power of consumers. They don’t care that raising wages would […]

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Funding public services benefits us indirectly, too

I often hear people claim that their tax dollars shouldn’t go to this or that thing because they will never use it or they think it’s a waste of money.

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Oil & gas projects provide tax revenue & create jobs. So what?

Specific projects should be judged based on their specific benefits, not benefits they share with hundreds of other projects.

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Someone broke into our garage and stole half our stuff

The problem is our society perpetuates an ever-increasing divide between those who have the most and those who have the least.

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Are wildcat strikes actually illegal?

In some of the rhetoric I see online regarding wildcat strikes, I see people referring to them as illegal. I wanted to talk about that usage.

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There’s more to economic efficiency than financial benefits

Sometimes there are benefits that can’t be bought. And not all resources must generate a profit.

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One way homophobia hides within us

Homophobia and transphobia area more embedded in us than some of us would be willing to admit. Sure some homophobia and transphobia show up in pretty obvious ways, such if someone uses a slur or pathologizes sexuality or gender (such as calling them a mental illness) or even dismisses them outright by saying they’re not […]