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Harjap Grewal | Christy Clark's fracking and liquified natural gas dreams are being faced with a strong dose of reality, yet her government continues to champion the free market.
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Simon Enoch | Given Premier Brad Wall's hands-off approach to the economy and the private sector, it surprised many when the government announced a $3-million subsidy to the food delivery service Skip the Dishes.
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Mark Taliano | Canadians are forever being told that privatization is the solution to our economic problems. Not so. It is definitely, definitely the problem.
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Stephen Kimber | Why is it that all those soberly sincere public policy backgrounder research reports published by inevitably "independent, non-partisan" think-tanks are so… well, pedantically predictable?
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Erika Shaker | Even the worst examples of permissive parenting pale in comparison to the way politicians and pundits coddle, make excuses, and encourage double standards for questionable behaviour from corporations.
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Stuart Trew | Last week, Pope Francis recognized the locking-in effect of global trade rules, though he did not go as far as some on the ground in Bali in demanding that the WTO be junked altogether.
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Ole Hendrickson | While corporate lobbyists and free market economists promote the view that deregulation creates jobs, neither evidence nor common sense support this view.
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Mel Watkins | The much respected progressive economist, and my long-time friend and intellectual soulmate, Kari Polanyi-Levitt, having just turned 90, has published a book of no less than 16 scholarly articles.
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Philippe Hurteau | The NHL is interesting in so many ways when the time comes to try and validate our dominant economic theory of the free market.
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Stuart Trew | For the current government and free-market ideologues, only economic freedoms are sacrosanct, and state sovereignty is only useful to the extent that it empowers multinational capital.
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Thomas Ponniah | Because of the Great Recession, policymakers, academics and activists are now paying more attention to alternative economic models. We look at two Latin American proposals.
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Jim Stanford | Ironically, the more vigorously we have pursued the holy grail of self-adjusting markets in Canadian economic and social policy, the worse our productivity and innovation has been.