Andrew Jackson

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Aug 17, 2012
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Canada's economic problem is not high wages

Andrew Jackson
The view that wages are "too high" boils down to saying that workers have no right to share in rising national income, all of which should go to profits and senior managers.
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Aug 1, 2012
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Labour losing to capital

Andrew Jackson
The recently released OECD Employment Outlook has an interesting chapter on the sharp decline of labour's share of national income in virtually all OECD countries over the past 30 years.
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Jul 19, 2012
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Unions, equality and democracy

Andrew Jackson
Unions are an important force for a more democratic society. That is why it is disturbing that Canadian conservatives have recently embraced the extreme anti-union agenda of the American right.
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Jun 25, 2012
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Deflating housing bubble risks recession

Andrew Jackson
Seen in isolation, Finance Minister Flaherty probably did the right thing in seeking to safely deflate the housing bubble and lower the growth of household credit. But he did it very late in the game.
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Jun 18, 2012
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Canada, the IMF and the G20

Andrew Jackson
The Harper government decided to attack Thomas Mulcair on the issue of Canadian support for additional IMF resources to deal with the euro-area crisis.
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May 16, 2012
Toronto EI rally. Photo: Tania Liu/Flickr

Changes to EI tighten the screws on the unemployed

Andrew Jackson
The significant changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program which are to be quickly implemented through Budget 2012 with very little consultation have not received enough critical attention.
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Jan 23, 2012

The political roots of inequality

Andrew Jackson
In the book Winner Take All Politics, Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson argue that the key underlying cause of the winner-take-all U.S. economy has been winner-take-all politics.

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