manufacturing

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Jul 20, 2012
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Baskin-Robbins and the Walmartization of ice cream

Armine Yalnizyan
During an unusually hot summer, Baskin-Robbins has decided to shut its production facility in Peterborough, Ont., and lay off 80 workers because of . . . wait for it . . . increased demand!
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Jun 14, 2012
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Dutch disease on the Rideau

Erin Weir
A report recently released by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute claims Canada does not suffer from Dutch disease. Unfortunately, the studies the authors draw on for this conclusion are riddled by it.
In cahoots
Mar 7, 2012

Oilsands Economics 101

Policy-wise, we desperately need a conversation about the pace and scale of the tarsands industry, not just on environmental grounds, but on economic grounds as well.
Blog
Feb 20, 2012

The myth of American resilience

James Laxer
The truth about America is that it is anything but flexible and resilient and faces a range of obstacles that portend decline rather than a creative re-birth that will re-establish its supremacy.

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