Murray Dobbin

Jul 15, 2013

The crisis of extreme capitalism

Our current incarnation of capitalism -- variously referred to as savage capitalism, extreme capitalism or euphemistically as the "free market" -- is in one of its periodic crises.
Apr 22, 2013

Justin Trudeau, the boy king

The overwhelming victory of Justin Trudeau in the Liberal Party's leadership race demonstrates just how impoverished the state of our political culture has become.
Nov 19, 2012

Note to NDP: Where are you going?

A couple of polls showing the NDP losing support to the Liberals pose some pretty fundamental questions for the party and its small 'l' liberal leader Thomas Mulcair.
Oct 17, 2012

Hugo Chavez confronts (neo) liberal democracy

Murray Dobbin
Media coverage -- in which reporters and pundits could barely bring themselves to recognize Hugo Chavez's historic victory -- oozed contempt for Chavez and the Venezuelans who voted for socialism.
Oct 8, 2012

Justin Trudeau and political amnesia

Any euphoria accompanying Trudeau's leadership bid is rooted in a convenient amnesia about just what the Liberal party is and what it has stood for over the past 18 years.
Sep 24, 2012

CETA: Can Harper's Trojan horse be stopped?

The frantic rush to get CETA signed has opened up a new front in the stop-Harper movement. The key to defeating CETA now lies with the junior levels of government, the provinces and municipalities.


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