Jim Stanford is economist and director of the Centre for Future Work.

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Fax from the fringe: Goodbye, Amway

Canada's job-making machine has continued to charge ahead, so far shrugging off concerns about a US economic slowdown. The economy has added 440,000 paid jobs in the last year, and total employment has topped the 15 …

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Pour que la croissance se traduise en mieux-être

Les économistes croient presque universellement aux vertus de la croissance économique et, malgré mes positions parfois hérétiques sur certaines questions, il y a suffisamment d'économiste en moi pour que je partage ce point de vue. …

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Technology isn’t shaping work the way we think

It’s usually taken for granted that the world of work is being fundamentally transformed by the irresistible, tectonic force of technology. Automation and artificial intelligence will destroy some jobs and create others. Digitized business models …

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The dark side of debt reduction

Imagine if the CEO of a large corporation pledged his com- pany would never again borrow a single dollar. ”œDebt is bad,” he might announce to the annual meeting. ”œOur company will steadily pay off …

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To convert economic growth into well-being

Economists almost universally believe in the virtues of economic growth, and ”” despite my own occasionally heretical views on some economic subjects ”” I am enough of an economist to share that view. Sustainable economic …

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Two Roads to Kyoto: More or Less

Most Canadians support our ratification of the Kyoto Protocol for a profoundly non-economic reason. They worry about what kind of hellish lives their children and grandchildren will have to lead if the Earth's temperature continues …

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