March 3, 2014

“Unspeakable atrocities”

Systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations have been, and are being, committed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, its institutions and officials. In many instances, the violations...

UN Human Rights Council
March 3, 2014

The de-growth revival

In 1972, the Club of Rome published The Limits to Growth, a warning about the ecological consequences of exponential economic growth. It was immediately controversial met with a cacophony...

March 3, 2014

La soutenabilité budgétaire : un défi de taille pour le Québec

Le vieillissement de la population représente un défi de taille pour l’ensemble des pays développés. Globalement, les pays de l’OCDE vont connaître des changements démographiques majeurs au cours des...

Luc Godbout, Suzie St-Cerny, Matthieu Arseneau, Ngoc Ha Dao, Pierre Fortin
March 3, 2014

L’option de la décroissance

Longtemps reléguée aux marges du débat économique, la question de la stagnation séculaire est entrée dans les discussions et analyses économiques plus convenues depuis que Larry Summers s’en est...

March 3, 2014

Slow growth

The sluggish recovery from the great recession of 2008 has left some observers asking if we have entered an era of permanent slow growth. That question carries particular implications for Quebec,...

March 3, 2014

The war against the car

David Seymour brings up excellent points about the future of urban transportation (“Urban Planners vs. Democracy,” November-December 2013). New technologies and new institutional arrangements are radically changing the transportation...

March 3, 2014

Charity vs. advocacy

Graduate students from 12 public policy and administration schools across Canada gathered in Toronto in February to compete against one another in a case competition. Their challenge was to...

March 3, 2014

L’assurance-surplus

Le budget présenté par Jim Flaherty à la mi-février prévoit un léger déficit de 2,9 milliards de dollars en 2014-2015 et un surplus de 6,4 milliards en 2015-2016, à...

March 3, 2014

Known unknowns

On August 14, 2013, as Egyptian police were in the middle of perpetrating the largest single massacre in modern Egyptian history, Mahmoud Abdel Hakim wrote on his Twitter account:...