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Aug 1, 2012
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Labour losing to capital

Andrew Jackson
The recently released OECD Employment Outlook has an interesting chapter on the sharp decline of labour's share of national income in virtually all OECD countries over the past 30 years.
Blog
Jul 5, 2012
Screenshot from Steven Keen's talk "Canada's Debt Bubble"

Keen on economics and Canadian debt

David Macdonald
I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Steven Keen's talk "Canada's Debt Bubble" on June 28. I immediately purchased Steven's book, Debunking Economics, and read it all weekend.
Columnists
Jun 13, 2012

Galbraith Lecture by Mike McCracken

A highlight of this weekend's meeting of the Canadian Economics Association was the third Biennial Galbraith Lecture delivered by Mike McCracken, CEO and Chair of Informetrica, Inc.
Podcast
May 30, 2012
Redeye

New monopoly capitalism

Redeye
Over the past 30 years power and money has become concentrated in fewer and fewer hands. Barry Lynn explores how a small number of corporations have destroyed their competition.
Blog
Mar 14, 2012

Women's economics

Eve-Lyne Couturier
Women are not only getting more and more educated, they also represent the majority of university students. But not everywhere. Economics is one of the rare fields in which women remain a minority.
Columnists
Feb 8, 2012

Facts, interpretations and Chávez

Adherence to any one theory of knowledge -- whether intentional or unintentional, postmodern or positivist -- inevitably leads to a fragmented picture that makes one inept at adequate explanation.
Blog
Nov 4, 2011

Occupying the Lang and O'Leary Exchange

Armine Yalnizyan
Starting today I will be on a regular weekly biz panel for the Lang and O'Leary show. A cool opportunity to bring a progressive perspective into perhaps the most neoliberal Punch and Judy show.
Podcast
Oct 27, 2011
Redeye

Understanding the B.C. tax system

Redeye
Income taxes were first introduced in 1917 as a temporary measure to raise money to finance the First World War. Income tax is still with us almost 100 years later.
Blog
Oct 1, 2011

Stephen Harper and Economics 101

Andrew Jackson
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who prides himself on being an economist, has characterized his government's fiscal policy as "expansionary."

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