Robert Chernomas

Robert Chernomas is a Professor of Economics at the University of Manitoba. He received his Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research in New York. Robert is the co-author (with Ian Hudson) of The Gatekeeper: 60 Years of Economics According to the New York Times (2011) and of Social Murder and Other Shortcomings of Conservative Economics. He has published in both the academic and popular literature with respect to macroeconomics, the history of economic thought, health care economics and in the area of the socio-economic determinants of health. He has lectured in Canada, the US, China, Africa and Europe. He has spoken and written numerous times on these topics and others in the media, for unions, church groups and other activist groups, including the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Association of University Teachers. He has been co-chair of the Alternative Federal Budget, active in his own union for twenty years (President, Chief Bargainer) and is currently a Board member of the Council of Canadians.

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Sep 16, 2015
Photo: Bob ~ Barely Time/flickr

The Conservatives' stealth strategy to undermine medicare

Robert Chernomas
Ian Hudson
The Harper government strategy is to ignore violations of the Canada Health Act while underfunding medicare. Where then will the Canadian public be able to receive needed medical care?
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Jan 16, 2014
Photo: Andreas Metz/flickr

Class warfare: The U.S. economy

Robert Chernomas
Repeating over and over again the idea that taxing the rich, government social programs and regulation are the cause of unemployment, low wages, debt and lack of innovation doesn't make it true.
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Jan 9, 2014
Photo: VJ Beauchamp/flickr

Class warfare: An economic primer

Robert Chernomas
It is not really about budget deficits or government debt; it is about cutting workers' wages, taxes, social programs and environmental regulations.
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Sep 14, 2008

How to give Medicare a terminal social disease?

Robert Chernomas
I recently received an advertisement from my incumbent Conservative MP asking me to check off the box as to which leader will do a better job of fighting crime.
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Apr 6, 2011

Hewers of toxic oil -- carriers of a paper thin economy

Robert Chernomas
A vote for the Conservatives is to take the wrong side in one of the great debates of our time and leave us all too dependent on toxic oil and banks to determine our economic and environmental future.
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