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Lobster trap. Photo: ScotiaProductions/Flickr
Karen Foster, Brian Foster | The practical, economic and social objections to our EI system melt away when we give ourselves a refresher on EI -- what it is, where it comes from, what it's for, and when we need to worry about it.
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Jim Stanford | Want to know why Canada's currency is sky-high despite our sluggish recovery, our large and persistent current account deficit, and our lousy export performance?
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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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Murray Dobbin | Jim Flaherty, Canada's finance minister, is one of the most dangerous people in Canada as he prepares to deliver one of the most draconian and irrational budgets in recent years.
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Bruce Livesey | The rise of the casino industry is symbolic of the ruin of the North American economy. In the financial industry, gambling with our money on the capital markets was seen as a legitimate occupation.
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David Macdonald | Instead of more cuts, prisons and corporate tax breaks, the Alternative Federal Budget delivers a fully costed package with a complete macro-economic framework built for implementation.
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Erin Weir | The following is a 10-point summary of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' 2012 Alternative Federal Budget released yesterday.
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Gerry Caplan | The entire world seems to be one huge advertisement for The Shock Doctrine.
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James Laxer | The truth about America is that it is anything but flexible and resilient and faces a range of obstacles that portend decline rather than a creative re-birth that will re-establish its supremacy.
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Armine Yalnizyan | Capitalism has entered an ugly new era, one that may work well for the shareholders of the world, but not for the rest of us.
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Jim Stanford | Ontario public service advocates and providers are becoming increasingly and rightfully alarmed about the direction of provincial finances, in the run-up to the public release of the Drummond report.
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Andrew Jackson | The Prime Minister's speech at Davos was, I would bet, written by Stephen Harper himself. It bore the stamp of his long-standing contempt for the European welfare state.