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Jim Stanford | If Trump can rewrite international economic treaties on the strength of a few tweets, then we can do the same thing -- but only if we build a political movement with the same confidence and power.
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Jim Stanford | Since the 2008 financial crisis, many economic projections now accept a pattern of slow growth as inevitable. Jim Stanford explains why it's important for progressives to dig beneath this argument.
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Jim Stanford | Did the median voter's views on economic issues change during the 2015 federal campaign? Or did the parties just carve up that terrain differently?
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Wenonah Bradshaw | The recent promise of four years of balanced budgets by the Mulcair-led NDP has irked progressive economists puzzled over the decision to eschew running deficits during a period of cyclical slow-down.
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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.
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Louis-Philippe Rochon | The increasingly progressive nature of the International Monetary Fund's analysis represents a definite step forward in the worldwide trend toward rethinking economics.
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David Pringle | Complex realities necessitate complex policies at a time when we are confronted with the confounding challenges like climate change and growing income inequality. Is conventional economics enough?
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Marc Lee | One great thing Statscan has done in recent years is to make its data freely available, so Marc Lee went to dig deeper on national, B.C. and Vancouver trends. Here are some key takeaways.
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Toby Sanger | If everything is in place according to the Conservatives' economic ideology -- balanced budgets, low taxes, low interest rates, free trade, low wage growth -- why does the economy suck?
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Jim Stanford | A new study finds that the level of the minimum wage is virtually statistically irrelevant as a determinant of employment levels in Canada -- even in sectors which use minimum wage labour heavily.
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Andrew Jackson | Piketty argues that there are strong tendencies for capitalism to lead to the extreme concentration of wealth in the hands of an oligarchic elite if democratic political forces do not push back.
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Jim Stanford | The last three decades have witnessed a far-reaching neoliberal transformation of the Canadian economy, politics and culture that has been dramatic, thorough and socially destructive.