Democratic socialist economist Kenneth Arrow passed away recently. His ideas could set the path for a popular alternative that doesn't include Donald Trump.
David J. Climenhaga
Maybe higher oil prices will be back soon, but the realities of the market, and the realities of the biosphere, won't be changed by the ideology of capitalism.
A lot needs to be done to reform our economic systems and to address critical issues like pollution and climate change. Reducing work hours is one way to make substantial gains.
If we want to keep health costs from rising, we should focus on keeping people healthy rather than dealing with them after they're sick.
A national pharmacare program would save the health-care system billions and improve the health of the one in 10 Canadians who can't afford the medication they are prescribed.
The economics profession has become a self-satisfied apologia for the plunder of society's wealth by the greedy and ruthless 1% -- the "masters of mankind."
Rory Brown is President of the Vancouver Secondary Teachers' Association, a local of the BCTF. He has taught in Vancouver since 1999 and witnessed firsthand the effects of years of cutbacks.
Since 2002, the Liberal government has been cutting education funding in B.C. resulting in program cutbacks, overcrowded classrooms and now, for many children, the loss of their neighbourhood school.
Talking Radical Radio
David Lavallee talks about his new documentary film, "To the Ends of the Earth."
With the regional government of Wallonia's vote to reject CETA, the future of the deal is less certain. Stuart Trew explains what Wallonia's initial opposition meant and how this impacts Canadians.