Great Recession

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Jun 26, 2014
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Is unemployment in Canada really starting to decline?

Tom Malleson
The recent fall in unemployment numbers in Canada and the U.S. has been met with optimism that our economic woes are finally starting to heal. However, don't let the numbers fool you...
News
Dec 23, 2013
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How to protect yourself from your bank

Nick Fillmore
We need to reduce the power of big banks, weakening their grip on society's financial resources, and challenging their support for destructive, neo-liberal economic policies.
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Dec 20, 2013
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Who should pay for the bankers' mistakes?

Nick Fillmore
When the next big financial crisis hits the world economy and Canadian banks are in distress -- as they were during the 2008 financial crisis -- the bank-using public will have plenty to worry about.
News
Dec 16, 2013
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Big banks continue gambling with our financial security

Nick Fillmore
The next major threat to financial systems is likely to come from reckless investors gambling with derivatives -- the same betting vehicles that contributed to the 2008 financial collapse.
Blog
Jun 27, 2011

Best books on the economic crisis

Andrew Jackson
With the summer reading season at hand, here is a short list of the best books I have read over the last couple of years on the roots and implications of the Great Recession.
Blog
May 11, 2010

Weekly Audit: Wall Street goes to the movies

Zach Carter
Last week, the U.S. Senate rejected a plan that would have broken up the nation’s six largest banks firms into firms that could fail without wreaking havoc on the economy.
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