Articles Tagged ‘Economics’

  • Is Quebec’s guaranteed minimum income a Trojan horse?

    Canadian Politics

    On the left, the idea of a guaranteed minimum income has seduced many political parties and social movements. In the course of the 2014 provincial election in Quebec, the platform of Québec Solidaire proposed a guaranteed minimum income of $12,600 per year.

  • Why the Wild Descent of Oil Is Cause for Concern

    Canadian Business

    But the global economy is now confounding academic theorists. Falling gasoline prices haven’t propped up the economy, or stimulated growth for that matter. In fact, global finance appears to be driving into another recession while debt grows, innovation disappears, capital investment recedes and wages stagnate.

  • Exposing the new global legal and economic system

    Globalization

    While you are all familiar with the various investor protection agreements (deceptively referred to as “free trade” agreements) this short video is an excellent addition to the analysis and explains the US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system using the TPP, TTIP, TISA.

  • International Monetary Fund’s Rogues Gallery

    Economic Crisis

    Clearly the savage cut in living standards, which the IMF executives decree everywhere is not unrelated to their felonious personal history. Rapists, swindlers, militarists, are just the right people to direct an institution as it impoverishes the 99% and enriches the 1% of the super-rich.

  • ‘Canada Is Back?’ Not Until Taxation Is Truly Fair

    Canadian Politics

    Justin Trudeau is fond of saying “Canada is back,” and in some genuinely gratifying ways it seems to be the case. But by far the most important and substantive evidence for this claim is still missing: an indication that the new government is willing to seriously address the issue that a genuine return to normal rests upon.

  • Pacific Trade Deal Will Test Trudeau’s Resolve

    Canadian Politics

    If Trudeau intends to sign off on the TPP he is pursuing an odd strategy: encouraging civil society groups to criticize the TPP and raising expectations about his response. In any case he has thrown down the gauntlet. The obvious group to pick it up? The Leap Manifesto. Let the contest begin.

  • Global Corporate Cash Piles Exceed $15 Trillion

    Economic Crisis

    Workers’ wages, benefits, and incomes have been falling in the AEs since 2009 in a so-called ‘recovery’ that still hasn’t reached AE workers and is now ending as well. Wage income decline is about to accelerate. But to hear the AE corporate elites whine and complain you would think they are doing poorly as well. But the facts tell otherwise.

  • Robbing the poor to give to the rich

    Canadian Politics

    The Conservatives have disfigured the Canadian tax system, plundering it to enrich their political supporters and stripping it down so that it can’t be used to create the kind of socially advanced society that Canadians aspire to. Undoing the damage won’t be easy. It will start with recognizing that the tax system is instrumental in any coherent plan to build the social programs and public infrastructure that are central to a truly democratic and inclusive society.

  • Deficit discussion overshadows economic debate Canada needs

    Canadian Politics

    Today’s economic debate will likely stay in a rut well worn by decades of right-wing austerity and its victory in the sphere of ideas. At the same time, inequality and stagnation have created fertile ground to spark new ideas. Who will ignite them?

  • Harper is fighting the deficit battle but losing the economic war

    Economic Crisis

    The evidence is mounting that Canada’s economy may already be in an outright recession. Recent data on investment, exports, building permits and retail sales all paint a gloomy picture, and Friday’s jobs numbers (the private sector shed 49,000 jobs in June, partly offset by public sector hiring) added to the pessimism.

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