Marc Lee

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Nov 18, 2011

Challenging capitalism: A 12-step program

Marc Lee
A year ago, I posted "What are the game changers?", an attempt at sparking some strategic thinking for the left. After a month of Occupation, I want to put some of these ideas back on the table.
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Nov 15, 2011

CCPA report: Who Occupies the Sky?

Marc Lee
CCPA released a new report today that makes links between inequality and carbon footprints. The analysis is timely given the Occupy movement's focus on inequality and movements for climate justice.
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Oct 24, 2011

Home energy retrofits: Part two

Marc Lee
This summer I put our household through an energy efficiency retrofit. I was working on a paper on energy efficiency, and then the B.C. and federal governments announced funding for retrofit programs.
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Oct 21, 2011

Wealth and income in the top 1 per cent

Marc Lee
One thing I really like about the Occupy movement is that it is reclaiming mental space. I'm thinking of the focus on the riches gained by the top 1 per cent, and of naming and shaming capitalism.
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Oct 18, 2011

Occupation, democracy and co-ops

Marc Lee
The link between the radical democracy of the Occupy movement and co-ops is straightforward. Co-ops are member-owned and more deeply anchored in the local economy.
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Oct 13, 2011

Why occupy? It's the inequality

Marc Lee
The Occupy Wall Street protests hinge on injustice, in particular a malaise with an economic system that has brought us inequality and the rise of the super-rich. But surely that is just the U.S.?
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Oct 13, 2011

Are smart meters worth the cost?

Marc Lee
A notice in my mailbox last week told me that smart meters are going to be installed in my neighbourhood. As an economist, I'm interested in costs and benefits of the program.
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Aug 11, 2011

Thoughts on 'Why not print money?'

Marc Lee
Once we start talking about "printing money," the danger is that misunderstandings about what money is get amplified. It is the belief that a colourful piece of paper has a certain value that matters.
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Aug 9, 2011

About those 'unfunded liabilities'

Marc Lee
When it comes to the Canada Pension Plan, a major talking point from the right is that the CPP has "unfunded liabilities," with the implication that it is financially unsustainable. This is nonsense.
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Aug 4, 2011

Canada's GHG commitment problem

Marc Lee
For the past decade, Canada's GHG emission targets were framed by the Kyoto Protocol, in which Canada committed to a six per cent reduction in emissions by 2012 relative to 1990 levels.

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