economic crisis

Blog
Dec 28, 2009

Canada's lost decade

James Laxer
Canadians headed confidently into the new millennium, but they are limping out of its first decade uncertain about the future and what their country stands for.
Blog
Dec 1, 2009

Weekly Audit: Time to audit the Fed

Zach Carter
Two key lawmakers on the House Financial Services Committee, Reps. Alan Grayson (D-FL) and Ron Paul (R-TX), are pushing to authorize a full, comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve.
Podcast
Nov 27, 2009

Canada's housing bubble

Redeye
Risky loans offered by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation are leading Canada down the road to a U.S.-style economic crash.
Blog
Nov 24, 2009

The road to good intentions

Trish Hennessy
Today, 20 years after failing to make good on a unanimous federal government motion to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000, Parliament has unanimously agreed to try again.
Blog
Nov 17, 2009

Weekly Audit: Saying 'no' to corporate America

Zach Carter
By proposing financial reforms that won’t curb Wall Street excess, U.S. policymakers have offered an unacceptably weak response to our enormous financial crisis.
Blog
Nov 4, 2009

Self-loathing and governments

Trish Hennessy
What happens when we elect self-loathing governments? A lingering economic crisis. H1N1 virus vaccine fiascos. The list goes on.
News
Oct 27, 2009

Bonuses for Canwest bosses?

Gary Engler
When Canada’s largest media conglomerate filed for court protection against creditors for a portion of the company on Oct. 6, laid-off employees lost severance pay, while some bosses got bonuses.
Blog
Oct 27, 2009

Weekly Audit: Dismantling the Wall Street casino

Zach Carter
Bailout pay czar Ken Feinberg raised a ruckus last week when he announced plans to slash cash payouts to executives at seven companies that have received massive levels of taxpayer support.
News
Oct 22, 2009

Canada needs tax fairness not the HST

James Clancy
We’re long overdue for serious tax reform in this country. Most Canadians agree on this. But the new unfair Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) in Ontario and B.C. is not what most of us had in mind.
Columnists
Oct 22, 2009

Canada's sub-prime mortgage time bomb

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has tossed the Canadian taxpayer a ticking time bomb. Why? So that he can maintain the fiction that he is a good economic manager and win a majority in the next election.
Columnists
Oct 20, 2009

After the crisis -- what's left?

An increase in anti-government attitudes is a more widespread outcome of the rescue of financial capitalists at least in the U.S.Does the financial crisis offer new, and better prospects for the left?
Columnists
Oct 14, 2009

How to rein in the loonie

It's a financial mood swing, not economic reality, that explains the loonie's rocketing ascent. To rein in the loonie, we must rein in the oil export juggernaut squeezing out all other exports.
News
Oct 2, 2009

Saying no to concessions

Lindsay Hinshelwood
In the spring of 2008, the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union, opened contract talks early to negotiate a concessionary contract in order to give the Detroit Three auto makers a cost savings advantage.
Columnists
Sep 28, 2009

Michael Moore: America's teacher

On September 17, in the midst of the publicity blitz for his cinematic takedown of the capitalist order, Michael Moore talked with Naomi Klein about the film, and the roots of our economic crisis.
Photos
Sep 28, 2009

Moore at the Stock Exchange

rabble staff
Michael Moore's new film, Capitalism: A Love Story, opens this weekend in Canada. He recently took his message to a labour rally at the New York Stock Exchange.
News
Sep 24, 2009

The SPP is dead. Let's keep it that way

Murray Dobbin
With virtually no fanfare or media analysis, one of the most transformative agreements ever signed by Canada and the US (and Mexico) is officially dead.
News
Sep 23, 2009

Why is Canada breaking ranks on bankers' bonuses?

Ellen Russell
Canada likes to think of itself as the country that emerged from the financial crisis squeaky clean. Too bad it is abdicating a leadership role in creating a safer financial system going forward.

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