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Aug 15, 2018

Trudeau's slavish support for Saudi monarchy

Yves Engler
The Trudeau government has largely maintained the Conservative government's pro-Saudi policies and support for Riyadh's belligerence in the region.
Blog
Aug 13, 2018

The moral economy and the struggle for a good life

Nima Maleki
Much of the world's population struggles for basic necessities. Adequately paid jobs, housing, food, clean drinking water, and health-care are not reaching many who need it. But, why is that?
Blog
Aug 7, 2018

Will energy efficiency stall climate disruption?

David Suzuki
Many experts argue that energy efficiency could play a major role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, especially in industrial nations like Canada and the U.S., where we tend to waste a lot.
Blog
Jul 12, 2018
Image: Modified from original larger comic by Harry Grant/Public domain license

The power of concentrated wealth vs. working people

Nima Maleki
There's a particular logic of authorized power at play within most societies the world over. Wage, work and union activity are impacted by it, as shown in recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
News
Jul 6, 2018
Photo: rick/Flickr

The real Big Short

Ed Finn
Canada’s social spending has declined to just 17.2 per cent of GDP. There is no excuse for government refusal to improve our inferior social programs and help millions in poverty-stricken families.
Photos
Jul 3, 2018
Dollars in a piggy bank. Photo: OTA Photos/Flickr

Donald Trump and the U.S. piggy bank

Duncan Cameron
World commercial expansion is dependent on payments made in the U.S. dollar, a currency that all nations -- except the U.S. -- have to earn through export surpluses, or go into debt.
Columnists
Jul 3, 2018
Dollars in a piggy bank. Photo: OTA Photos/Flickr

Donald Trump and the U.S. piggy bank

World commercial expansion is dependent on payments made in the U.S. dollar, a currency that all nations -- except the U.S. -- have to earn through export surpluses, or go into debt.

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