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  • Work in the age of anxiety

    Working Canadians, from blue collar workers to middle class professionals to hamburger flippers are facing the worst economy insecurity, most stressful working conditions, the slowest increases in real income and the most cynical anti-worker governments literally since the 1930s.

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  • Growing Alarm

    Growth, conventionally defined as the ever increasing flow of goods and services on the market, is a mantra that continues to be embraced by nearly the entire political spectrum, even though, in the contemporary period, the biophysical, social and economic “limits to growth” have been identified as an urgent problem for over 40 years.

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  • Does Anyone in Government Really Care About Canadian Jobs?

    The Canadian government has promoted the pipeline as creating thousands of jobs. But this is only during the construction phase. Enbridge’s own submission to the Joint Review Panel on the Northern Gateway pipeline suggests that the operations phase would create perhaps as few as 104 permanent jobs, and only 26 directly in Alberta. Give or take some other jobs involving regular maintenance and, sadly enough, dealing with environmental damages, Canada’s net benefit in shipping its raw bitumen seems negligible.

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  • Cuba: Looking back and ahead

    In 2012, the White House will focus on the most important of international and national issues: the re-election of the President. U.S.-Cuba policy will fall into “Next Year’s” box—or the year after that. The National Security staff reverts to its familiar positions on relations with that troublesome island: ignorance and arrogance.

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  • The Keystone XL Pipeline: Part II

    Promises of great wealth and vast public benefits generously spread through the streets and into the domiciles of each and every resident are standard for the oil and gas industry when it is trying to wedge a massive new project, like the Keystone XL Pipeline, into the political and physical landscape.

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  • Globe and Mail’s RoB shocks by questioning our economic system

    The Globe and Mail—the Canadian media’s strongest supporter of neoliberalism and uncontrolled capitalism—published a news story today that questions whether the economists, business owners and governments that dictate the economic policies of Western society might have it all wrong.

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  • The Edible is Political

    The need for a dietary revolution is incontrovertible. But if the moral appeal falls on deaf hearts, the ecological argument should clinch the case.

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  • Canadian Elections and the Substantial Class

    The 2011 federal election shares compelling parallels with an earlier time in Canadian history.

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  • The Conservative Deficit

    ‘Economist’ is just a Greek word for ‘household manager.’ We all have households of one sort or another. Managing them is not rocket science. So why do governments seem to have such a hard time managing the Canadian household, especially Conservative governments?

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  • Web Exclusive: Welcome to 2011 - The American Dream lives on while you’re sleeping

    Investors and traders celebrated the New Year, thinking the market will boom in 2011. The tens of millions unemployed, foreclosed or already homeless went to sleep early—to escape the pessimism that has descended on the middle and lower middle classes in much of the country.

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