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Today, we continue our trend of discussing politics! We’d like to officially welcome Dr. Valerie D’Erman,  Instructor of Political Science at the University of Victoria, on the Podcast. 

Mcgill University!

Why do we do the thing we say we’ll never do? Pattern recognition? Habits?

Introverts rejoice! You don’t have to call restaurants anymore. πŸ™‚

Speaking of introverts, this important book is currently helping John understand everyone around him πŸ™‚ 

Not to disagree with Valerie, but I assure you, she meant to say, Britain is officially and legally out of the EU! πŸ™‚ 

Thanks for listening Giuseppe! πŸ™‚ 

For more information on Brexit and all things news, BBC is generally a great source of reliable information!

“Obstinate Euro Scepticism.” This doesn’t sound good…

Populism is a common and potentially dangerous reality that pervades all sides of modern politics. 

Has Trump thought it through?

Neutral Analytics is a practice we all need to learn. What a less angry and better connected world we could be. Well done Valerie!

GWYNNE DYER has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years, but he was originally trained as an historian.

Trump is not the cause but the result of a deep seeded problem that already existed and exists in modern politics. 

Freud: β€œLove and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.”

Fact Check: The United States is NOT the worst country for income disparity. But, it’s still not great.

For the record, we hope Alberta doesn’t separate from Canada. Besides their important industries and great people, who would Andrew and I cheer for? 

UBI (Universal Basic Income) might sound like a disease but it has its proponents and it’s definitely not a black or white issue. Here’s some articles for further reading. 

CERB has been a life saver and business saver for many but people are people and there are those who have taken advantage of the benefit. 

Mandatory Public Service (Conscription) is a controversial approach but could be helpful for engaging and equipping people for life skills. 

“Democracy is not a birthright. It’s fragile.”Β 

We all need to learn how to discuss controversial topics with kindness, humility, and grace. We need to acknowledge our ignorance with a sense of humor and listen to other people’s points of view.Β We’re thankful to Valerie for showing us how.