Dec 15, 2009

Capitalism 2.0

Nothing was supposed to go wrong with capitalism after the global update. Version 2.0 was to correct the faults of the various national types of capitalism.
Nov 17, 2009

Chinese challenge the U.S.

Just before U.S. President Obama arrived in China, his hosts proffered an outspoken criticism of the negligence of the U.S. in allowing their currency to promote speculative finance.
Oct 28, 2009

Grand Arctic promises

Am Johal interviews Dr. Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, about Canada's stake in the North and his new book, Who Owns the Arctic?
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.
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.
Oct 20, 2009

Pay bonanza continues for bankers

Banks and securities firms are on track this year to pay their employees a record $140 billion -- an amount that exceeds the peak year of 2007, just before they put the global economy into meltdown.
In cahoots
Oct 5, 2009

Doughnut economics

It seems highly likely that Tim Hortons would have opted to reorganize as a Canadian corporation even had Canada simply kept its corporate tax rates at U.S. levels.
Oct 1, 2009

Harper's Sales Tax: The PM and the HST

Eric Mang
With the HST, the McGuinty and Campbell governments in Ontario and B.C. are taking political risks on behalf of the Harper government.
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.
Sep 28, 2009

Is Obama a socialist?

Robert Jensen
For months, leftists have been pointing out the absurdity of the claim that Barack Obama is a socialist. But no matter how laughable, the claim keeps popping up.
Book Review
Sep 17, 2009

A better way for Africa

Joan Baxter
Dambisa Moyo is a young Zambian economist whose runaway bestselling book, Dead Aid: Why Aid is not Working and How there is a Better Way for Africa, has taken the world by storm.
Book Review
Sep 10, 2009

Theory of capital makes a comeback

Jordan Brennan
In Capital As Power an attack is launched on theories of capitalism by focusing on one of the oldest conundrums in the discipline of political economy -- the theory of capital.
Sep 8, 2009

The problem with economics

What economics has to offer is rich and varied. What has to be avoided is what did in the American profession, and is always a threat to any academic pursuits: conformity to prevailing norms.
Aug 24, 2009

Fraser Institute spins bankruptcy facts

Donald Gutstein
Debunking a right-wing think tank's study produced to contribute to the heated debate in the United States over Barack Obama’s proposal to bring in a publicly funded health-insurance option.
Jun 30, 2009

Science without politics

The grandfather of American climate change research got himself arrested June 23 in West Virginia. James Hansen wants to see an immediate moratorium on building new coals mines.
Jun 16, 2009

The deficit card

Newly elected NDP premier Darrell Dexter was reported as being concerned about the size of the Nova Scotia government deficit. What should we fear from deficits?
Book Review
Jun 11, 2009


Cathi Bond
The rabble podcast network's Cathi Bond interviews Joseph Heath on Filthy Lucre, a new book that sells capitalism to skeptics.
Jun 2, 2009

Revitalizing the common good

If it were enough to look ahead, and recognize the next occasion to reach out, and build support, politics would be a manageable activity. But more is required of our leaders than being good managers.


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