economic crisis

Blog
Feb 27, 2009

The first casualty of recession

Trish Hennessy
On my planet, the last thing you want during a recession is to create policies that leave more Canadians in personal debt and fewer low-income earners getting educated and retrained.
Columnists
Feb 25, 2009

B.C. budget boosts the wealthy

Last week the provincial government brought down its budget for the coming fiscal year. Notable was a statement that they would not be raising the minimum wage.
Blog
Feb 25, 2009

Imagine if we had a left-wing party...

Corvin Russell
We are in the midst of the greatest economic crisis since the 1930s. Yet our one supposed left-wing party has not taken the opportunity to raise questions about the nature of our economic system.
Blog
Feb 24, 2009

No Mardi Gras

Trish Hennessy
As signs of recession seep into Canada, I cannot help but think of New Orleans. Not the colourful images of Mardi Gras, the party to end all parties, but rather those CNN visuals of Katrina.
Columnists
Feb 24, 2009

Anxious in America

As the U.S. downturn goes global, the rest of the world looks to the U.S. for clues as to what to expect next.
Columnists
Feb 24, 2009

President needs to stiffen spine

The real question is whether Obama can deliver. He can't satisfy the masses who love him and also satisfy the people responsible for the disastrous agenda of the last 25 years.
Podcast
Feb 23, 2009

#82 - Saving the economy: stability not growth

rabble radio
Economist Armine Yalnizyan speaks to a conference for women negotiators for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). She says there is a way to save the economy, if governments will act quickly.
Columnists
Feb 20, 2009

Upside of the downturn

What do we do now that money no longer makes the world go round? Here are 10 of the positives of living through this money meltdown.
Podcast
Feb 19, 2009

Alert #114 - February 19th, 2009

Alert! Radio from Canadian Dimension
Richard Wolff discusses the origins of the economic crisis, Tyler Shipley on recent York University strike, and MP Judy Wasylicia on backwards pay equity policies.
Columnists
Feb 17, 2009

Money for nothing

If you think talk of Keynesian economics, and the adoption of "stimulus" packages by Canada and the U.S. signify the end of right-wing policies, think again.
Blog
Feb 13, 2009

Denial

Trish Hennessy
Canadians, I said, are in denial. We think -- hopefully, miraculously -- that the global recession is going to happen everywhere but here.
Photos
Feb 12, 2009

Are we all socialists now?

rabble staff
The newsstand at Dulles Airport near Washington, D.C., told the story of the return of the 's word' to political discourse in the U.S. (Photo: Kim Elliott)
Columnists
Feb 10, 2009

France leads the way

With unemployment rising, along with the cost of living, trade unions in France are planning a second one-day general strike for March 19.
Columnists
Feb 6, 2009

All of them must go

As cities around the world are rocked with protests, it's clear governments that respond to economic crisis with the discredited free-market agenda will not survive.
Columnists
Feb 6, 2009

'Buy American' mayhem

The Buy American clause and the ensuing "backdown" by Congress meant nothing. Those policies have been in place for decades; they still are.
Blog
Feb 4, 2009

The quiet limits of greed

Trish Hennessy
For top executives to award themselves these kinds of compensation packages in the midst of this economic crisis isn’t just bad taste; it’s bad strategy.

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