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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."
Blog
Aug 13, 2011

Modern Monetary Theory: What it means for Canada

Keith Newman
While Modern Monetary Theory deals with the details of monetary and fiscal matters, the implications of its analysis are much broader, especially in current political times.
Blog
Jul 5, 2011

A look back at government assaults on unions

David Green
No one seems to have bought into the claim that low labour costs are a necessary ingredient for economic growth more whole-heartedly than the Harper government.
News
Jun 27, 2011

Women's Worlds 2011 interview: Devaki Jain

Meg Borthwick
The renowned feminist economist from India, a speaker at the opening plenary of the conference on July 4, is internationally known for her innovative work on development and women living in poverty.
Columnists
May 19, 2011

How we got here

What follows is a list of a few things that happened over the past 110 years, in more or less chronological order, that have had a major impact on shaping our world.
News
May 5, 2011

Our limited forests of infinite value

Bob Harrington
We have a problem. If we persist in our enthusiastic euphoria of development, which refers to unceasing exploitation of Earth, it is unlikely that we shall retain our tenure on the planet.
Book Review
Feb 25, 2011
The Enigma of Capital

Has capitalism reached its limits?

Al Engler
In The Enigma of Capital, David Harvey makes the case that the capitalist drive to accumulate wealth and maximize profits leads to recurring financial crises.
Blog
Feb 21, 2011

On the Toronto Stock Exchange affair: A modest proposal

James Laxer
Canadians have received countless assurances that the deal to conjoin the TSX with the London Stock Exchange in a 45-55 deal will bestow only positive results on Toronto and the financial sector.

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