HOUSING GLOOM

THE SO-CALLED ‘MAGIC OF THE MARKET’ FAILED AGAIN. We still have a housing crisis more than 10 years after the 2008 meltdown of the world economy—something the universal application of an austerity agenda was supposed to fix. Letting the so-called “free market” fix things only made matters worse.

THE UNDEAD

WORKERS KILLED AT WORK IN NOVA SCOTIA BECOME ‘THE UNDEAD’: they are not allowed to rest in peace. They are kept alive in a bureaucratic limbo of secrets and obfuscation. Families are denied details of how and why their loved ones died; deaths are even hidden from the public.