economic growth

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Sep 13, 2017
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Can emissions shrink while the economy grows?

David Suzuki
The Pan-Canadian Framework expresses optimism that we can reduce emissions while expanding the economy. But, as the Nature Climate Change study asserts, "green growth" is likely an oxymoron.
Podcast
May 9, 2016
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The limits of capitalism

Green Majority Radio
Discussing capitalism, and the idea that our system seems to be based on a faulty belief that we have infinite resources.
Blog
Mar 15, 2016
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The critics are wrong: Manitoba's economy is strong

Lynne Fernandez
Although the fiscal update is much shorter on detail than a full budget would be, there are enough broad strokes to give us an economic picture. And that picture generated no shortage of criticism.
Blog
Sep 22, 2015
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It's time to talk about a new vision for the economy

David Suzuki
Why are we so reluctant to talk about how we can get out of this cycle of endless buying and unsatisfying consumption by considering steady-state economies or even de-growth alternatives?
Blog
Sep 22, 2015
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Election 2015: The political economy of balanced budgets

Wenonah Bradshaw
The recent promise of four years of balanced budgets by the Mulcair-led NDP has irked progressive economists puzzled over the decision to eschew running deficits during a period of cyclical slow-down.
Blog
Aug 12, 2015
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No, Mr. Harper, the economy is not doing fine

Louis-Philippe Rochon
According to Stephen Harper, most of the economy is growing and doing just fine. But the truth is that the Canadian economy is showing signs of severe stress: it's called a recession.

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