Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford is an Economist with Unifor, the new union formed in 2013 from the merger of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and the Communication Energy and Paperworkers' (CEP). Unifor represents over 300,000 members in over 20 economic sectors. Jim received his PhD in Economics in 1995 from the New School for Social Research in New York, and also holds economics degrees from Cambridge University and the University of Calgary. He is the author of Economics for Everyone (published in 2008 by Pluto Press and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), which has been translated into six languages. He writes an economics column for the Globe and Mail, and is a member of CBC TV's regular National News economics panel, "The Bottom Line." He lives in Toronto with his partner and two daughters. Jim's column appears in rabble courtesy of the Globe and Mail.

Jim Stanford
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Jan 6, 2014

The Staple Theory at 50: Index of contributions

Jim Stanford
Here for ease of access is a consolidated listing of the contributions to the special series of commentaries marking the 50th anniversary of the publication of Mel Watkins' classic 1963 article.
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Jan 2, 2014
Photo: Mel Watkins

The Staple Theory at 50: Why linkages matter

Jim Stanford
I argue here that Watkins' identification of the importance of fostering stronger backward and forward linkages is still a valid and important tool for Canadians to escape staples dependence.

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