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.
For Saskatchewan, a Wildrose victory has the very real potential to significantly accelerate the implementation of neo-liberal economic policy and a de-regulatory regime.
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Austerity fever is catching, and it isn't a pleasant disease. Symptoms include unemployment, growing wealth gaps, crumbling infrastructure and more. We diagnose it and give some health tips.
If you're under 40, the only economic wisdom you've ever known is the nostrums of neo-liberalism, which began in the Reagan-Thatcher 1980s and continues into the current round of austerity budgets.
Economists estimate this budget will cost tens of thousands of public and private sector jobs but provides very little information on where and how cuts will be implemented.
Thomas Mulcair's NDP leadership bid is looking more and more like a counter-attack by the 1 per cent to take over the NDP and steer it towards the so-called "extreme centre."
Substantial sectors of the environmental movement have moved to embrace the concerns of the left and many leftists have themselves begun to integrate an ecological framework.
The Occupy movement has been an inspiration in the way it has put inequality back on the agenda. But its core slogan is badly flawed, obscuring a real understanding of how capitalism works.
Harsha Walia and Dave Diewert
Plotting new urban developments on a map of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and walking along the now unfamiliar streets reveals gentrification for what it is: a form of structural violence.
Are abolitionists the enemies of sex workers? Meghan Murphy responds to an article critiquing the abolitionist position on prostitution.