Sol Chrom
Sol Chrom has written for,,, and All Fired Up in the Big Smoke. His own blogs appear on and He lives in Toronto.

Entries by Sol Chrom

This Election, Let's Talk About the Public Good

(16) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 5:36 PM

It's been a while, but I've been thinking about the importance of civility as we ramp up for a fall election.

I know, I know -- it's a bourgeois notion, shot through with elements of class and privilege and advantages not everyone has, but at its heart, isn't it...

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Will Rob Ford Learn the Art of Adult Conversation?

(13) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 7:13 AM

Well, what can you do? Thrilling as the #Fordcourt ride was, we're back to where we started. Ford Nation -- such as it is -- can enjoy its little victory lap.

We can debate, at our leisure, whether conflict-of-interest proceedings and campaign-finance audits are preferable to the electoral process...

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Why Economics Cannot Be Separated From Politics

(5) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 4:20 PM

With a nod to Ernesto.

The initial draft of this essay was spurred, in part, by reflections on the City of Toronto's deliberations regarding the 2013 budget. There will be more detail, more insight and more analysis than I can offer here, but there's one small oberservation that...

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Does Gen Y Know What Political Engagement Means?

(2) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 2:38 PM

I've been watching the discussion of millennial citizenship on the HuffPost, spurred by Supriya Dwivedi's essay on Generation Y and Daniel Alexandre Portoraro's response.

It's a spirited exchange. Perhaps it's worth taking a step back and re-examining what we mean when we talk about political engagement;...

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