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Not Rex: Journalists lose their jobs while the bosses get millions

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Ninety journalists at Postmedia papers lost their jobs. The bosses got a million in bonuses.

Oh Well! Creative destruction was kind of a poetic ending for capitalist hacks.

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Capitalist fright: Stock prices collapse as 2016 begins

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Start with money: bank loans and cash from family or other sources. For a firm or business, this represents its capital.

Use the capital to employ people to make a product or provide a service and sell it for more money -- i.e. profit -- so the capital grows.

As capital grows, what is owned by capitalists represents equity, and this ownership capital can be sold in shares on the stock market.

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| January 8, 2016

'Economics for Everyone' is a handbook for the 99%

Economics for Everyone, Second Edition: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism

by Jim Stanford
(Pluto Press, CCPA and Fernwood Publishing,
2015;
24.95)

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I'm not an economist. Despite a very basic introduction to economics course, I will sheepishly admit that my eyes glaze over at the slightest mention of per capita expenditures or financial derivatives.

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| November 11, 2015

Finding hope in the poetics and politics of water

undercurrent

by Rita Wong
(Nightwood Editions,
2015;
$18.95)

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"let our societies be revived as watersheds" writes Rita Wong in the poem "Declaration of Intent" in undercurrent, her third book-length work of poetry. "not tar but tears," the poem continues, "e inserts a listening, witnessing, quickening eye."

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