After four months of terrible economic data, last week's employment report from Statistics Canada contained some welcome news. But it confirms we are still locked in a historic crisis.
Thoughtful international planning and informed national action are both needed to ensure public health is protected in inevitable future pandemics.
Governments must do more to keep workers employed, and they need to be thinking about how we build an economy where workers are not so vulnerable when the next economic crisis hits.
After the immediate health emergency ends, government will need to step up with an ambitious, longer-term reconstruction program, centred on the lasting expansion of public services.
If we do a good job educating, organizing and mobilizing around a more hopeful and democratic agenda, then ambitious alternatives can become politically inevitable.
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.
Place your bets. Will Justin Trudeau and his economic advisers choose a neo-Keynesian approach to the growing economic disaster or will they stick to the stock neoliberal ideology?
With news of economic turmoil in China and other emerging economies, repercussions for Canada will be atrocious. Worse yet, the macroeconomics are just not adding up for a recovery.
The outcome of the prolonged negotiations between Greece and the Eurogroup must be something the Greek government supports -- or the ad hoc, haphazard procedures could well end in tragedy.
What happens when credit rating agencies downgrade nations' sovereign debt? It seems to force government to further deregulate, privatize and cave to right-wing neoliberal economic agenda.