Duncan Cameron

Born in Victoria B.C. in 1944, Duncan now lives in Vancouver. Following graduation from the University of Alberta he joined the Department of Finance (Ottawa) in 1966 and was financial advisor to the Canadian Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly in 1967. After working at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), he went on to complete a doctorate from the University of Paris I (Paris-Sorbonne) in 1976.

Duncan is an adjunct professor of political science at Simon Fraser University, a director of the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy at Concordia University in Montreal, and a research fellow of the Centre for Global Political Economy at SFU. He was a member of the political science department at the University of Ottawa from 1975 until 2004.

He is the author, co-author, editor or coeditor of 11 books including Ethics and Economics (with Gregory Baum), The Other Macdonald Report (with Daniel Drache), The Free Trade Papers, The Free Trade Deal, Canada Under Free Trade (with Mel Watkins) and Constitutional Politics (with Miriam Smith).

Duncan Cameron
Columnists
Feb 1, 2008

Fertilizing the money tree

Want to make some real money? Just take out a loan, and buy some stocks (equities). Mortgage your house if you can, say for $400,000, and invest the proceeds in the stock market.
Columnists
Jan 23, 2008

Fighting the 'r' word

These are not normal economic times. World stock markets tanked on Monday. The U.S. housing downturn has American consumers, the world's biggest importers, feeling poorer.
Columnists
Jan 10, 2008

President Obama

The democratic nominee for president should be known in less than a month, after the February 5 "super Tuesday" primaries, which include votes in California and New York. It will likely be the junior
Columnists
Jan 4, 2008

2008: Jack's year

With a U.S. recession looming, and a credit crisis over-hanging the world economy, Canada needs an activist government ready to turn its back on 25 years of neo-liberal economics.
Columnists
Dec 20, 2007

Mulroney's tank selling troubles

The ancient Greeks believed that those who the gods wished to punish, they first put above others. Brian Mulroney got his comeuppance in front of a House of Commons ethics committee last week.
Columnists
Dec 5, 2007

Dion survives year one

Karl Rove, former strategist to President Bush, used his first Newsweek column to tell his party how to win the next presidential election.
Columnists
Nov 28, 2007

World spooked by declining U.S. dollar

The world economy has been built on a major fault line: a national currency, the U.S. dollar, which is also the world monetary unit. The two different roles played by the American dollar have become
Columnists
Nov 22, 2007

Harper's three tests

The prime minister mishandled the Mulroney file, just as he is about to face the three tests that will determine whether or not he can win enough seats to hold on to his job, come the expected Spring

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