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May 10, 2017
8 hours labour, 8 hours recreation, 8 hours rest

Long work hours don't work for people or the planet

David Suzuki
We work the same hours as 20th century labourers, depleting Earth's resources to produce more goods that we keep working to buy, use and replace in a seemingly endless consumer cycle.
Blog
Sep 22, 2015
Photo: jacinta lluch valero/flickr

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?
Podcast
Jul 15, 2015

Economic Inequality: It's Far Worse Than You Think

Redeye
While everyone knows that the rich have a lot more money than the poor, we appear to have no idea just how big that gap is. A new article takes a look at our misconceptions about inequality.
Blog
Sep 16, 2014
Capital in the Twenty-first Century

Thomas Piketty: Economics transfigured

Christopher Majka
Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century is an extraordinary achievement. Now we can understand how economics has historically worked and how to transform it into a social democratic enterprise.
Podcast
Feb 16, 2013

Canada's tax system in dire need of reform

Redeye
The idea that wealthy people should pay a much higher percentage of their income in tax sounds pretty radical these days. But a new report says it’s an important way to make taxes more fair.
Blog
Feb 1, 2013
Photo: Alan Grinberg/Flickr

Canada's bloated 1%

Toby Sanger
Statistics Canada's release on the escalating incomes of the top 1 per cent gained a lot of media coverage -- and also provoked some very defensive reactions by major organs of the Canadian media.
Podcast
Oct 23, 2012

DVD Review: The Game

Watch me: movie reviews with Cathi Bond
What if you play with a game and it ends up playing with you? BOO!
Blog
Mar 27, 2012

The cheating rich

Gerry Caplan
The wealthy really are different from everyone else: They're more likely to cheat, lie, and break the law.
Podcast
Feb 2, 2012

Watch Me: Bomb Girls

Watch me: movie reviews with Cathi Bond
Bomb Girls exposes sexism, racism and great Canadian TV. Check out the new show -- it's Canadian television you can be proud of.
Columnists
Oct 14, 2011

Canada's billionaires

In honour of the Occupy protesters and their noble cause (demanding more attention to the 99 per cent, instead of the 1 per cent), let's peruse together the sordid details of Canada's ultra-rich.

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