Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford is an Economist with Unifor, the new union formed in 2013 from the merger of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and the Communication Energy and Paperworkers' (CEP). Unifor represents over 300,000 members in over 20 economic sectors. Jim received his PhD in Economics in 1995 from the New School for Social Research in New York, and also holds economics degrees from Cambridge University and the University of Calgary. He is the author of Economics for Everyone (published in 2008 by Pluto Press and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), which has been translated into six languages. He writes an economics column for the Globe and Mail, and is a member of CBC TV's regular National News economics panel, "The Bottom Line." He lives in Toronto with his partner and two daughters. Jim's column appears in rabble courtesy of the Globe and Mail.

Jim Stanford
Apr 9, 2007

Canada's curious de-globalization

Everyone knows globalization is an irresistible worldwide process enveloping every economy, including Canada's, in its market-driven tentacles. Right? Wrong.
Mar 29, 2007

Big business endorses big spending!

There's a fascinating sidebar to Jim Flaherty's big-spending vote-buying budget, in the strongly favourable reaction which it received from the business community. All the pundits' complaints about
Mar 12, 2007

The looming crack in your nest egg

The curtain has come down on another RRSP season, and not a moment too soon. We now get 10 blessed months to simply enjoy life, without being interrupted by frightening ads predicting we'll end up wo
Feb 13, 2007

Takeover binge builds empires, not economies

Just when you thought corporate Canada would run out of profligate, economically useless ways to waste vast sums of money, along comes the latest data on mergers and acquisitions. A sum equivalent to
Nov 20, 2006

George Bush's defeat is a global one

It is often suggested that one of George W. Bush's motives for invading Iraq was to win a war his father muffed the first time around. Now, after his thumping in the U.S. midterm elections and Iraq's


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