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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 […]

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Union wages aren’t too high

Non-union wages are too low.

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My response: Drug tent another black eye

In today’s issue of the Lethbridge Herald, the publisher and advertising manager, Brian Hancock, took the liberty to use his platform to share his personal opinion about recent developments regarding the drug crisis in Lethbridge. He disparaged the now-defunct supervised consumption site, which was operated by ARCHES, as well as the mobile overdose prevention site […]

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3 reasons why a sales tax isn’t better than an income tax

I’m not opposed to a consumption tax, per se, but it can’t be the only taxation source.

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Lethbridge drug crisis worsens

In the second quarter of 2020, Lethbridge had the highest fentanyl death rate in the province and had doubled ER visits and EMS responses.

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Opinion

Royalty rates aren’t a tax

Non-renewable resources are public resources, and companies who extract them for a profit should pay the public for them.

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The racism behind “Indigenous people just need to work harder”

Indigenous people already have to deal with the effects of generations of systemic racism. It’s cruel to make them deal with solving them, too.

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Opinion

Drug addiction is not a choice

Addiction isn’t something you can switch on and off at will, and it will drive people to find a way to feed the cravings. That’s not something people get to control.

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Taxation isn’t theft; tax cuts are theft

If you’re friends with a libertarian, you’ve probably heard them say something like “taxation is theft”. Taxation isn’t theft; tax cuts are theft. More specifically, tax cuts on corporations and the rich are theft.