Young university grads having a hard time in the Canadian labour market

Sep 13, 2010
An interesting chart from The Economist shows that over a third of young university graduates in Canada end up working in low skilled jobs. In fact, Canada is second only to Spain in the OECD when it comes to young grads employed in jobs that fail to take advantage of their skills. There is certainly… View Article

BC’s economic management brilliant says Premier

Sep 10, 2010
I’m sitting here today where most economists are saying we have the best economy in the country and we have opportunities not just for job growth but investment growth that are unmatched anywhere in the continent. (Gordon Campbell speaking to reporters this week) The Liberal government has always claimed its biggest virtue is economic competence…. View Article

With a thud on my door, it arrived …

Sep 8, 2010
… The Labour Day issue of the Vancouver Courier. It even had a story I was interested in, a lead article on local food, and another on the sustainability of fisheries. Good on small-scale independent journalism, I thought, until the moment I took off its rubber band to reveal an inch-thick pile of glossy inserts…. View Article

Your Brain on Capitalism

Sep 7, 2010
At least as far back as Sokrates, people have speculated on the relationship between psychology and politics. In the 20th century, Wilhelm Reich, Erich Fromm and members of the Frankfurt School (such as Herbert Marcuse) pioneered discussion about how individual dispositions affect one’s social and political ideologies. On the other hand, social psychologists like Stanley… View Article

Do we need a business case for poverty reduction?

Aug 25, 2010
I was reading up on poverty reduction policies and I came across a paragraph by Dalhousie University economics professor Lars Osberg that was just begging to be shared and discussed on PolicyNote:… View Article

The End of the H1N1 Pandemic

Aug 23, 2010
The world spent billions on medication and vaccine stockpiles because the World Health Organization cried wolf. If the WHO cannot cleanse its ties to the industrialists hungry for profits in exaggerating the severity of disease in order to sell treatments, why should we ever again listen to anything they say?… View Article