Three weeks ago I received a telephone call from a woman I’d worked with some years earlier. We’d drifted apart politically, and hadn’t spoken in some time. She explained, kindly, that a freelance journalist she’d never heard of had written to her claiming that someone had told him that I’d acted in a sexually inappropriate manner when I worked at Sun News, the now defunct television station. If he could confirm this with three people, he continued, he would take it to the media.
A universal basic income (UBI) is at the heart of the debate about how society will organize itself after robots and algorithms do more and more of today’s work. Not everyone agrees how we do this. One side argues, with some evidence, that giving all citizens a minimum stipend that covers basic needs discourages punching our time cards. Jobs also give us more than just money, they offer purpose and social cohesion.
I suppose it was inevitable. In the race to become the new leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, we should have realized that no subject would be off-limits if it looked like a vote-winner. In that spirit Doug Ford told a crowd of supporters that, “Sex-ed curriculum should be about facts, not teaching Liberal ideology.
@Bradyhood By the way, I see you're from Goole. My first job offer, just out of university in 1981, was at the Goole Times. It was above a sweet shop I think. Alas, I turned it down and went to the New Statesman instead. What days!
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Selecting a term
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