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Earth for All

The economic operating system keeps crashing. It’s time to upgrade to a new one.

Five decades ago, The Limits to Growth shocked the world by showing that population and industrial growth were pushing ...

Civilizing the State

By (author) John Restakis
Categories: Political economy

The liberal state is dead, long live the partner state

Across the world, the liberal nation state is on its knees. Rising inequality, deep political polarization, and the pervasive power of corporations ...

Organizing the 1%

Canada is ruled by an organized minority of the 1%, a class of corporate owners, managers and bankers who amass wealth by controlling the large corporations at the core of the economy. But corporate power ...

Capitalism: A Crime Story

A mugger says to a stranger, “Give me your wallet or I will beat you to pulp!” It is a crime. An employer says to a worker: “Adding lung-saving ventilation will reduce my profit. Give me back some ...

Hunting the Northern Character

Canadian politicians, like many of their circumpolar counterparts, brag about their country’s “northern character” but what do they mean, exactly? Southern perspectives fail to capture northern ...

From Corporate Globalization to Global Co-operation

By (author) Tom Webb
Categories: Political economy

The world needs a realistic alternative to capitalism that is equitable, sustainable and innovative. In a word, that alternative is co-operatives.

More than 250 million people around the world work for ...

Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canada

In probing the impact of Alberta’s powerful oil lobby on the health of democracy in the province, contributors to the volume engage with an ongoing discussion of the erosion of political liberalism ...

The Servant State

By (author) Geoffrey McCormack & Thom Workman
Foreword by David McNally
Categories: Political economy

In The Servant State, McCormack and Workman explore Canada’s experience through the “age of austerity” and highlight how this experience has been shaped by the exigencies of capitalist development ...

The Great Revenue Robbery

For decades, the right has flooded the airwaves and taken over the political podiums with its anti-tax hysteria. But Canadians are waking up to the simple truth that taxes are the price we pay for civilization, ...

Global Capitalism in Crisis

By (author) Murray E.G.  Smith
Categories: Political economy

Providing a Marxian analysis of the origins, implications, and scope of the current economic downturn, this critique of global capitalism argues that the ongoing crisis is not merely a result of overProduction ...