Are liberalism and capitalism obsolete? In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that the nationalist populist movement is growing and that liberalism is finished as an ideological force. “The liberal idea has become obsolete. It has come into conflict with the interests of the overwhelming majority of the population.” This is not a wild statement considering that the heads of government of three of the largest superpowers in the world – United States, China and Russia are now nationalist populists – Donald Trump, Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin. The United Kingdom may have soon a nationalist populist as prime minister if Boris Johnson is elected. “Populism” is the term normally applied to politicians and groups who appeal to “the people” who they then compare to the “elite” who are a threat to the interests of the people or the masses. … [Read more...] about Are liberalism and capitalism obsolete?
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MANILA, Philippines — There is a day in a year wherein children get to show their appreciation for their selfless and untiring love that only a mother can provide. There is really no way to match the amount of love that flows from the heart of a mother, but it is always a good idea to reciprocate by treating mom to the gifts that match her heart’s desires. For the pretty in pink mom Cara Delevingne for Dior Addict Stellar Shine Pink, according to Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, is the color of happiness, freedom and femininity, which is why it was among the most favorite colors and the “lucky color” of legendary designer Christian Dior. As such, the brand recently launched Dior Addict Stellar Shine, a new collection of 24 luminous pink hues, ranging from subtle nudes, to fiery corals, seductive reds and bold plums. The range also boasts of a new formula with micro-pearls for shine; natural beeswax for a lightweight … [Read more...] about LIST: Mother’s Day treats for ‘it’ moms
By David Rider City Hall Bureau Chief Laurie Monsebraaten Social Justice Reporter Fri., May 3, 2019 A right-leaning member of Toronto city council is urging the Ford government to reconsider “unacceptable” cuts that threaten to wipe out more than 6,000 child care subsidies for struggling parents. “It is our belief — my belief — that governments must work together,” Councillor Michael Thompson told a city hall news conference Friday. “We want an opportunity to meet at the table, to talk ... and recognize the impact of the decisions that are being made today by the province,” he said. Thompson, who had a good working relationship with Doug Ford when the two were city councillors during Rob Ford’s mayoralty, said he had called the premier to intervene personally. “I have a good hope that in speaking with the premier we can get to the bottom of this,” he added. “The premier and I … [Read more...] about Ford ally speaks out against child care funding cuts
By Michael Tutton The Canadian Press Tues., April 30, 2019 HALIFAX—Unfiltered and emotional social media postings are emerging as a potent tool for critics of Canada’s health system, though some observers are dubious they’ll prompt lasting changes. In Nova Scotia, the latest example came recently when a team of three emergency physicians posted a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for long-term care beds — a campaign rapidly expanded through Twitter. Soon, online commentators suggested this would be the health system’s equivalent of food banks — charity supplementing what should be a basic public service. “This is an initiative to get the conversation going,” said Dr. Rob Miller, one of the three doctors involved, adding that fundraising is secondary to the advocacy. The doctors say the underlying problem is that elderly patients awaiting nursing home care are occupying beds at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, … [Read more...] about Critics of Canadian health system discover a potent tool: social media
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?