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Ed Finn | The prospect of saving billions in the future by spending more to alleviate child poverty today doesn’t appeal to conservative corporate CEOs or their political minions.
Columnists
Murray Dobbin | If global trade isn't going to pull the world economy out of its persistent doldrums, why are countries putting so much political energy into signing these agreements?
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Teuila Fuatai | The Liberals' new budget promises a much-needed funding boost to a range of Canadian initiatives and sectors. However, it does come up short in a few areas.
Blog
Karl Nerenberg | Many in the media are now speculating about how big the Trudeau government's year one deficit will be. There will be, however, lots more to look for in the Liberals' first budget.
Columnists
Rick Salutin | Ontario's recent budget brought both good news and bad. But it all comes down to debt, which preceded capitalism, and has always been parasitic and economically destructive.
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Teuila Fuatai | In part three of rabble's minimum wage series, labour reporter Teuila Fuatai investigates the case for a guaranteed minimum income in Canada.
Book Review
Chris Walker | How can the left better challenge austerity measures and capitalism? "The Servant State" suggests we move beyond mere indignation and confront the horrifying reality in front of us.
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Michael Geist | The Trouble with the TPP series continues with a surprising and troubling aspect of the intellectual property chapter: the criminalization of trade secret law.
Columnists
Rick Salutin | First it was personal debt. Then public debt too became demonized: balanced budgets and hatred of deficits became items of faith. The development of our deficit hysteria has a long history.
Columnists
Jim Stanford | Progressive activists need our own "storyline" about economics, and enough critical knowledge to reject the claim "there is no alternative" -- to globalization, austerity, or capitalism itself.
Blog
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Armine Yalnizyan | The line between truth and truthiness in economic statistics is getting easier to miss. That's a problem because it helps evidence-based decision-making become decision-based evidence-making.
Columnists
Hennessy's Index | When asked, about half of Canadians self-identify as middle class. Hennessy's Index looks at appeal of middle-class economics at a time when 90 per cent of Canadians don't feel financially secure.