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

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. Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant. He has a PhD in public policy....

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IPA’s weekly links

Photo: Larry George II on UnsplashGuest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action For your travels this weekend I’ve put up some favorite podcast recommendations, plus some bonus reading, and kids’ podcasts. (Though they’re all potentially kids’ podcasts, in that when my kids misbehave in the back seat I threaten to put on an econ podcast and they shape up pretty quick.)The Nathan Nunn article on rethinking economic development was very readable. He argues that instead of...

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IPA’s weekly links

Ethiopian Prime Minister and Nobel Laureate Abiy Ahmed Ali Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards peace with Eritrea, though the committee acknowledged it’s still a work in progress. Ethiopia has also loosened some of its more repressive policies around security and journalism recently. Commentary from BBC starting around 6 minutes here (both stories h/t Laura Seay).For longer...

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Laugh of the Day

Beijing is able to court both Iran and Saudi Arabia at the same, something the U.S. is unable to do since American foreign policy is often dictated by human rights concerns. So Iran, a theocratic democracy with a modicum of right is violating human rights, whereas Saudi Arabia, a hereditary hyper-authoritarian dictatorship aka theocratic monarchy that follows the interpretation of Wahhabism, which is the strictest and most anti-liberal form of Islam, is not violating human rights as the...

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David Ruccio — Worker rights in the United States

Ambassador Nikki Haley’s decision last week to withdraw the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council is remarkable. The United States is the first nation in the body’s 12-year history to voluntarily remove itself from membership in the council while serving as a member. Some have alleged that the timing of Haley’s decision is conspicuous. “The move,” read the second paragraph of a CNN report on Haley’s decision, “came down one day after the Office of the U.N. High...

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China Daily — U.S. report calling China ‘force of instability’ backfires

The Trump administration may have had not expected that its human rights report about the rest of the world would backfire so badly after it was released last Friday. That was especially true when U.S. Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan called the governments of China, Russia, Iran and DPRK a "forces of instability" as a result of their human rights issues. Pointing out China's problems in human rights is one thing and should be welcomed. China, as a developing nation, has much to...

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Kevin Gosztola — Who’s Who Of American War Criminals And Torture Apologists Endorse Gina Haspel For CIA Director

The narrative now is "Assad cannot be allowed to normalize use of chemical weapons."The US has already normalized the use of torture and illegal aggression.FiredoglakeWho’s Who Of American War Criminals And Torture Apologists Endorse Gina Haspel For CIA Director Kevin Gosztola | managing editor of Shadowproof Press and producer and co-host of the weekly podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure"

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