If we don't nationalize the oil industry (it is already nationalized in almost every other oil producing nation) it will continue to wreak havoc with our economy and our democracy.
We need a societal response; a collective, sustained and forceful act of kindness.
The book launch for "Social Democracy After the Cold War" took place September 19 at Ryerson University, with guest speaker Leo Panitch.
On September 17, we will commemorate one year since the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement -- a movement that many said was inspired by the Arab revolutions and the Indignés movement of Europe.
The history of youth, family and social services in B.C. is characterized by privatization, a fragmentation of service delivery, underfunding, frequent restructuring and a business model logic.
A new progressive economics has to contest not only the policies that deregulate the market but also the asocial individualist code that has accompanied it.
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.
In the four years since the financial crisis of 2008 brought a North American-wide collapse in housing prices, the Canadian government has successfully tried to bring real-estate prices back up.
As a professional mathematician and practising scientist in the life sciences I am aghast and dismayed by the utter and complete intellectual dishonesty of the radio show 'The Invisible Hand.'
For the past three Wednesdays, I have listened to one of CBC's new summer programs, The Invisible Hand, with maddening frustration.