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
Columnists
Nov 18, 2013

It's time to rethink corporate tax cuts

Canada's macroeconomy continues to be lethargic at best, and there is growing recognition that the continuing sluggishness of business capital spending is a big part of the reason why.
Columnists
Sep 4, 2013

Unifor: Canada's newest union

I am still catching my breath from one of the wildest weeks in my life: all the events that culminated in the founding convention last weekend in Toronto of Unifor.
Columnists
Aug 15, 2013

Can Canadians really 'buy into' Mexico?

Mexico's socially unbalanced, uneven and unimpressive growth in recent years offers no upside for Canada, and does not remotely offset the employment and investment losses associated with NAFTA.

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