Economic Policy

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The ABCs of the Economic Crisis: What Working People Need to Know
Magdoff, Fred; Yates, Michael D.
Book
2009
Rich, powerful people created the economic crisis of 2008-09, while hundreds of millions of working people suffer the consequences -- lost homes, lost jobs, rising insecurity, and falling living stand...
America’s Deceptive 2012 Fiscal Cliff: How Today’s Fiscal Austerity is Reminiscent of World War I’s Economic Misunderstandings
Hudson, Michael
Article
2012
An exploration of how today’s fiscal austerity is reminiscent of World War I’s economic misconceptions.
Behind Closed Doors: How The Rich Won Control of Canada's Tax System... And Ended Up Richer
McQuaig, Linda
Book
1987
A stinging indictment of Canada's tax system and the people who shape it.
The Biggest Heist in Human History
Whitney, Mike
Article
2016
The only way stimulus can work is if its put where it’s needed. And we can now say with 100 percent certainty, that the Fed’s stimulus wasn’t put where it was needed which is why it hasn’t worked.
Bleeding the Patient: The Debt/Deficit Hoax Exposed
Article
1993
An edited transcript of a four-hour discussion held by nine progressive political economists. Discusses the hysteria around the government debt-deficit issue and the difficulty in developing counter-a...
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - April 1975: Volume III Number 4
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
The Corporations and the State: Essays in the Theory of Capitalism and Imperialism
O'Connor, James
Book
1974
Essays discussing modern U.S. capitalism and imperialism. Each chapter tries to delineate the relationship between 'economic' and 'political' processes, or at least recognize the unity between them. T...
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2003
Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
Invisible Giant
Kneen, Brewster
Book
2002
A far-reaching analysis of a global food company that now has 800 locations in over 60 countries and more than 50 lines of business.
Ireland and the Irish Question
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Brings together all of Marx's and Engels' writing on Ireland in one volume.
Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy
Hudson, Michael
Book
2015
In Killing the Host, economist Michael Hudson exposes how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have seized control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and go...
Krisis
Pashalidou, Nina Maria; Katsaounis, Nikos
Film
2012
By 2010, Greece was in an economic crisis and the society and people were shown to be deeply affected by the country's state.
The Meaning of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution: Against The Current vol. 113
Albo, Greg
Article
2004
A feature of revolutions is that they keep coming around in unexpected ways and in unexpected places. Who would have dared predict the eruption that was Seattle in November 1999, when the powers behi...
Melbourne: WEF Meets Real World: Against The Current vol. 89
Skanthakumar, B.
Article
2000
Over 15 000 people from all corners of Australia and farther afield blockaded the Asia-Pacific summit of the World Economic Forum (W.E.F.) in Melbourne between September 11 and 13 in the latest expres...
The Nonsense of Planning
Mattick, Paul
Article
1937
The literature dealing with the problems of a planned economy has attained proportions comparable only with those of the depression which brought it forth. In all this welter of thought, we may distin...
Not Bad Policy, But Class Policy: Holes in the Keynesian Against G20 Austerity Plan
Hossein-Zadeh, Ismael
Article
2010
Liberal critics of the vicious austerity policies passionately argue against such policies as bad, misguided, or unwise as if the governments that make such policies do not know what they are doing. A...
Obama's "We Got No Money" Rap : Why It Augurs a Sinister Banksters' End Game
Whitney, Mike
Article
2009
Obama is deliberately precipitating another crisis on the advise of his chief lieutenants. Summers and Geithner are steering the economy back into recession so they can implement the same austerity me...
Parasites in the Body Economic: the Disasters of Neoliberalism
Hudson, Michael
Article
2015
Michael Hudson discusses his new book, "Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy."
Privatizing Social Security: Who Wins?: Against The Current vol. 114
Prins, Nomi
Article
2005
Over the years, there have been numerous attempts and proposals to privatize the social security system. It was a key Republican platform item in the 2000 election. The idea was subsequently thwarte...
The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
a collection of short commentaries by Noam Chomsky on global issues, drawn from interviews in the early 1990s. Topics include global economics, racism, NAFTA, and hot topics of the day.
Red Bologna
Jaggi, Max
Book
1977
Examines the Communist administration of the city of Bologna.
The Roaring Nineties
Stiglitz, Joseph
Book
2003
Root & Branch: A Libertarian Socialist Journal, #4
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1973
Seven Public Sector Myths
Finn, Ed
Article
Fact and fiction about the public sector.
The Sub-Prime Market Crisis: Against The Current vol. 131
Prins, Nomi
Article
2007
It wasn't until I flew to the United Kingdom on Saturday, September 15th, that the globalized nature of the sub-prime contagion really hit home, as it were, for me. On my flight over, I grabbed a copy...
Transport Policy and the Environment: Six Case Studies
Barde, Jean-Philippe; Button, Kenneth
Book
1990
What is Neoliberalism?: A Brief Definition for Activists
Martinez, Elizabeth; Garcia, Arnoldo
Article
1996
Neo-liberalism is a set of economic policies that have become widespread during the last 25 years or so. Although the word is rarely heard in the United States, you can clearly see the effects of neo-...
The Workers' Party and Political Crisis in Brazil: Lula at a Crossroads?: Against The Current vol. 123
Baiocchi, Gianpaolo
Article
2006
In June 2005, the first allegations of a rogue politician in a rightwing party in coalition with Brazil's governing Workers' Party (PT) seemed spurious enough. The politician himself, Roberto Jefferso...

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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
To facilitate research on social and economic issues facing Canada and to promote alternatives for business and government.
Canadian Institute of International Affairs
The CIIA provides a national, non-partisan forum for the analysis, discussion and debate of international issues focussing on the implications for Canadian interests. Activities include the National F...
Centre for Social Justice
The CSJ conducts research, educates and advocates to narrow the gap in income, wealth and power and enhance peace and human security. It does this by bringing together academics, labour unions, faith...
LindaMcQuaig.com
The website of writer Linda McQuaig.
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
A coalition of 133 community-based immigrant and refugee service agencies located throughout the province of Ontario.
Progressive Economics Forum
The Progressive Economics Forum aims to promote the development of a progressive economics community in Canada. The PEF brings together over 125 progressive economists, working in universities, the la...
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European Union
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. It was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the pre-existing European Econo...
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
With 56 States drawn from Europe, Central Asia and America, the OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization, bringing comprehensive and co-operative security to a region that stretches from Vancouver to Vladivostok....
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) helps developing countries and economies in transition in their fight against marginalization UNIDO mobilizes knowledge, skills, information and technology to promote...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...

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Behind the Numbers
A blog from the CCPA
Commentary on issues that affect Canadians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, budgets, taxes, public services, and employment.
The Myths of Reaganomics
Rothbard, Murray N.
1987
How well did Reagan succeed in cutting government spending, surely a critical ingredient in any plan to reduce the role of government in everyone's life? In 1980, the last year of free-spending Jimmy ...