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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
Photo: UniversidadFranciscoMarroquin/Flickr

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.
Blog
Aug 1, 2012
Image: Jared Rodriguez/Truthout/Flickr

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.

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