Economics

Columnists
Jul 15, 2013

The crisis of extreme capitalism

Our current incarnation of capitalism -- variously referred to as savage capitalism, extreme capitalism or euphemistically as the "free market" -- is in one of its periodic crises.
Blog
May 9, 2013
Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Harper Economics: The worst of all possible worlds

Christopher Majka
Harper Economics take the worst elements of public and private sectors, wedding them in an approach that serves neither and is destined to undermine economic, social. and environmental values.
Columnists
May 8, 2013

The Sword of Damocles

In his newest bestseller, Anti-Fragile: Things That Gain From Disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb utilizes myths to illustrate three types of exposure to the unpredictable.
Columnists
Apr 24, 2013

Soviet-IMF chic

Nassim Nicholas Taleb's work in "The Black Swan" is at its most brilliant when he points out the dangers that centralized forms of decision-making produce.
Columnists
Apr 17, 2013

The Black Swan: Part 1

In his provocative book The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb points out that human beings, and especially economists, regularly misinterpret reality.
Podcast
Feb 16, 2013

Investing in our local economy

Redeye
Michael Shuman is the author of a number of books, including most recently Local Dollars, Local Sense. Shuman says we our communities will be stronger and richer if we spend more at local businesses.
Book Review
Jan 31, 2013

Book review: Thieves of Bay Street

Al Engler
Bruce Livesey makes the case that the Canadian government and the courts turn a blind eye to scams, rip-offs and blatant frauds by brokers, investment houses, banks and corporate executives.
Columnists
Jan 1, 2013

What to expect in 2013

Premier Jean Charest turned a deaf ear to the student protests against tuition hikes. Prime Minister Stephen Harper follows the same course of action faced with the hunger strike of Chief Spence.
Blog
Dec 26, 2012

Rising inequality driven by corporate Canada

Daniel Tseghay
It turns out that the top 60 Canadian-based firms make up 67 per cent of all equity market capitalization and 60 per cent of all corporate profit.
Blog
Oct 2, 2012

Tackling climate change offers economic benefits

David Suzuki
Government and industry leaders often blame the economy for lack of action on environmental issues, including climate change. A new report challenges that notion.
Blog
Sep 4, 2012
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Hayek and contemporary neoliberalism

Andrew Jackson
In the spirit of "know thy enemy," I recently read Hayek's The Road to Serfdom. Hayek is, of course, the totemic figure of neoliberalism who fought Keynes and Keynesian economics in the 1930s.
Book Review
Aug 2, 2012
End This Depression Now!

Paul Krugman: How to End This Depression

Fred Block
Paul Krugman is stepping up to play the kind of role that John Maynard Keynes performed in the 1930s -- arguing in clear accessible language for the government to spend to get us out of the slump.

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