Publications Index

Commentary

  • 10-Part Online Course in the “Economics of Life”
  • A Healthy Economy Requires Healthy Workers
  • A New ‘Marshall Plan’ to Rebuild After the Pandemic
  • Amidst COVID, Unions More Relevant Than Ever
  • Appearing Before the Senate Committee On Banking, Commerce and the Economy
  • At Last, Wages are Growing Faster Than Prices… and That’s Good
  • Austerity Can Make Debt Problems Worse
  • Best Way to Protect the Economy is to Protect Human Health
  • Business Profits from Inflation, but Workers Will Pay to Bring it Down
  • Busting Myths about Technology and the Future of Work
  • CANADALAND Podcast Explores the ‘War on Workers’
  • Canada’s Grocery Giants Spend Billions on their Own Shares
  • Canada’s Growing Jobs Advantage Over the U.S.
  • Canadian Domestic Economy Fell Into Recession in the Autumn
  • CBC Podcast on Power, Profits, and Inflation
  • CBC’s The Current Looks at Inflation and Food Prices
  • Changing Work, for Good, After COVID
  • Commentary on 2024 Federal Budget
  • Cryptocurrencies: The Most Useless Speculative Bubble Ever
  • Decarbonized Electrification Would Generate Significant Job Gains
  • Delaying Makes the Transition Worse
  • Documentary Shines Light on Excessive Food Prices in Canada
  • Don’t be Fooled by Ontario’s ‘Minimum Wage’ for Gig Workers
  • Don’t Make Monetary Policy on Twitter
  • Don’t Make Workers Pay for Inflation they Didn’t Cause
  • Economic Outlook for 2023: Soft Landing or Hard Impact?
  • Employer Complaints of ‘Labour Shortage’ Lead to Attacks on Income Security
  • Encouraging Job Numbers, but a Long Way to Recovery
  • Enlisting Economics in Pursuit of Social Justice
  • Extending Unpaid Leave Provisions for Indigenous Democracy
  • Facilitating Workers’ Choice to Get Together
  • Federal Government Should Pay CERB-Like Benefits to Workers Affected by Ottawa Protest
  • Finance, Pensions, and the Phase-Out of Fossil Fuels
  • Future of Work: Some Things Change, Some Things Don’t
  • Getting Ready for GFC 2.0
  • Getting Real About Recruitment and Retention in a “Labour Shortage”
  • Global Manifesto to Democratize Work
  • Help Business – But do it Right
  • Higher Interest Rates Starting to Bite in Canada’s Labour Market
  • House of Cards: Interest Rates, Household Debt, and the Housing Crisis
  • In a Crisis, You Want Someone at Your Back
  • Inflation Accelerates in July Despite Higher Unemployment
  • Inflation is Coming Down – But Interest Rates Have Nothing To Do With It
  • Inflation: Causes, Consequences, and Cures
  • Interview with Evan Solomon about Fiscal Policy, Income Supports, and Other Responses to the Pandemic
  • Is the Economy “Hot”? Or is it Cold, and Getting Colder?
  • Is There Really a Shortage of Labour?
  • Lack of Foresight, not Lack of Skills, is the Problem
  • Latest Interest Rate Hike Increases Risk of Recession
  • Learning from Minimum Wage History
  • Maclean’s Annual Chartbook: A Surprising Rebound in Canadian Union Density
  • Media & Video Coverage of New Report on Workers’ Voice
  • Media and Video Coverage of New PowerShare Report: “Bargaining Tech”
  • National Child Care Roll-Out Will Boost Economy More Than Budget Estimates
  • New Video: Profits, not Wages, are the Driving Force Behind Inflation
  • Newspaper and Video Coverage of New COVID-19 Report
  • On Canadian Unionism, History, and Phony Horse-Races
  • Ontario’s ‘Right-to-Disconnect’ is no Such Thing
  • Open Letter on Regulating Platform Work From B.C. Experts in Labour Law, Policy, and Economics
  • Our Times Feature Article on PowerShare Voice Report
  • Pandemic Forces Us to Rethink What Jobs are Worth
  • Pearson Centre Webinar on Economics After COVID, Featuring Director Jim Stanford
  • Podcast on the Economics of Capitalism in a Crisis
  • Podcast on the Federal Budget, Early Child Education, and the Recovery from COVID
  • Podcast: Inflation, Recession, and Fairness
  • Podcast: Rising Inflation Creates Tension in Collective Bargaining
  • Profits, Not Wages, Have Driven Canadian Inflation
  • Provinces Should Welcome Federal Child Care Plan With Open Arms
  • Quick Progress on National Child Care Would Accelerate Economic Rebound
  • rabble.ca Podcast with Jim Stanford on Making Work Better After COVID
  • Real Truckers Have Real Issues That Could be Solved With Regulation, Investment, and Unions
  • Real Wages are Recovering… and That’s Good News!
  • Reconstruction After COVID-19 Will Require Sustained Government Leadership
  • Review of Gas Price Roller-Coaster in 2023 Revealed Important Lessons
  • Risks and Uncertainties Facing Canada’s Economy in 2024
  • Saying the Quiet Bits Out Loud: Bank of Canada Aims to Raise Unemployment
  • Self-Interest of Wealthy Investors Explains Over-the-Top Reaction to Capital Gains Reform
  • Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory
  • Submission to Federal ‘Just Transition’ Consultation
  • Taking Away the Punchbowl
  • The Contradictions of ‘Caring Capitalism’
  • The Debt Monsters are Awakening … but Don’t be Afraid
  • The Economy After COVID: What Comes Next?
  • The False Doctrine of the ‘Labour Shortage’
  • The Gap between Stock Markets and Society has Never Been Greater
  • The Grocery CEOs Visit Parliament
  • The Revolution Will Not be Led by Day Traders
  • The Role of the Public Sector in Rebuilding After COVID-19
  • The Supply Chain, Profits, and Food Prices: Recent Developments and an Excellent New Video
  • The ‘Class of COVID’ Needs Support After the Pandemic
  • There are Opportunities as Well as Threats for Workers in the COVID-19 Recession
  • There’s no Shortage of Labour: Employers Have to Improve their Offer
  • Three Paths to Strengthening Labour Standards for Gig Workers
  • To Each According to their Need: The Morality of Vaccinations
  • To Improve Productivity, Stop Paying People Nothing to Do Nothing
  • Trust has Hard, Economic Value
  • Uber ‘Benefits’ Plan Aimed at Forestalling Real Change
  • Video Presentation on Building Better Jobs After COVID
  • Video: Myth & Reality About Technology, Skills & Jobs
  • Wages Gain Steam, But Not Enough to Keep Up With Inflation
  • We Need More Goods, not Less Money
  • Webinar on Inflation, Recession … or Both!
  • What’s a Union Good For, Anyway?
  • When Will We Learn? Speculation is no Way to Build a Real Economy
  • Who Wins, Who Loses in the Fight Against Inflation
  • Workers Strike Back
  • Working From Home Helps, but is No Panacea
  • Yes, Virginia, Supermarket Profits HAVE Increased
  • ‘Official’ Unemployment Just the Tip of the Iceberg
  • “We Need All Hands on Deck in this Labour Market”
  • COVID

  • 10 Paid Sick Days Would Have Little Impact on Business Costs
  • A Healthy Economy Requires Healthy Workers
  • Amidst COVID, Unions More Relevant Than Ever
  • Best Way to Protect the Economy is to Protect Human Health
  • Canada’s Growing Jobs Advantage Over the U.S.
  • Centre for Future Work Submission to Ontario Future of Work Consultation
  • Changing Work, for Good, After COVID
  • Child Care Expansion Would Boost Economic Recovery, Study Finds
  • Encouraging Job Numbers, but a Long Way to Recovery
  • Federal Government Should Pay CERB-Like Benefits to Workers Affected by Ottawa Protest
  • In a Crisis, You Want Someone at Your Back
  • Income Security and Workers’ Power: Work, Wages, and Basic Income after COVID
  • Inflation: Causes, Consequences, and Cures
  • Interview with Evan Solomon about Fiscal Policy, Income Supports, and Other Responses to the Pandemic
  • Pandemic Forces Us to Rethink What Jobs are Worth
  • Pearson Centre Webinar on Economics After COVID, Featuring Director Jim Stanford
  • Podcast on the Economics of Capitalism in a Crisis
  • Podcast on the Federal Budget, Early Child Education, and the Recovery from COVID
  • Quick Progress on National Child Care Would Accelerate Economic Rebound
  • rabble.ca Podcast with Jim Stanford on Making Work Better After COVID
  • Real Truckers Have Real Issues That Could be Solved With Regulation, Investment, and Unions
  • Rebuilding Canada’s Economy Must Start with Rebuilding Work
  • Reconstruction After COVID-19 Will Require Sustained Government Leadership
  • Second Wave of COVID Job Losses Just as Unfair as the First
  • Ten Ways to Improve Work After COVID-19 Pandemic
  • The Debt Monsters are Awakening … but Don’t be Afraid
  • The Economy After COVID: What Comes Next?
  • The Future of Working from Home
  • The Gap between Stock Markets and Society has Never Been Greater
  • The Role of the Public Sector in Rebuilding After COVID-19
  • The ‘Class of COVID’ Needs Support After the Pandemic
  • There are Opportunities as Well as Threats for Workers in the COVID-19 Recession
  • To Each According to their Need: The Morality of Vaccinations
  • Trust has Hard, Economic Value
  • What’s a Union Good For, Anyway?
  • Employment & Unemployment

  • Alberta’s Disappearing Advantage for Workers
  • Appearing Before the Senate Committee On Banking, Commerce and the Economy
  • Canada’s Growing Jobs Advantage Over the U.S.
  • Canadian Domestic Economy Fell Into Recession in the Autumn
  • Canadian Workers Need More Technology, Not Less
  • Child Care Expansion Would Boost Economic Recovery, Study Finds
  • Corporate Power and Post-Pandemic Inflation: A Deeper Dive
  • Don’t Make Monetary Policy on Twitter
  • Economic Outlook for 2023: Soft Landing or Hard Impact?
  • Employer Complaints of ‘Labour Shortage’ Lead to Attacks on Income Security
  • Encouraging Job Numbers, but a Long Way to Recovery
  • Fifteen Super-Profitable Industries are Driving Canadian Inflation
  • Getting Real About Recruitment and Retention in a “Labour Shortage”
  • Help Business – But do it Right
  • Higher Interest Rates Starting to Bite in Canada’s Labour Market
  • Inflation Accelerates in July Despite Higher Unemployment
  • Interrogating the Labour Shortage Hypothesis
  • Is the Economy “Hot”? Or is it Cold, and Getting Colder?
  • Is There Really a Shortage of Labour?
  • Latest Interest Rate Hike Increases Risk of Recession
  • Learning from Minimum Wage History
  • Newspaper and Video Coverage of New COVID-19 Report
  • Orthodox Cure for Inflation Will Be Worse than the Disease
  • Pearson Centre Webinar on Economics After COVID, Featuring Director Jim Stanford
  • Podcast: Inflation, Recession, and Fairness
  • Rebuilding Canada’s Economy Must Start with Rebuilding Work
  • Reconstruction After COVID-19 Will Require Sustained Government Leadership
  • Saying the Quiet Bits Out Loud: Bank of Canada Aims to Raise Unemployment
  • Second Wave of COVID Job Losses Just as Unfair as the First
  • Submission to B.C. Labour Relations Code Review
  • Taking Away the Punchbowl
  • Ten Ways to Improve Work After COVID-19 Pandemic
  • The Economy After COVID: What Comes Next?
  • The Failures of ‘Trickle-Down’ Economics in Alberta
  • The False Doctrine of the ‘Labour Shortage’
  • Transition Plan for Workers can Prevent Unemployment as Fossil Fuels are Phased Out
  • Video Presentation on Building Better Jobs After COVID
  • Who Wins, Who Loses in the Fight Against Inflation
  • ‘Official’ Unemployment Just the Tip of the Iceberg
  • “We Need All Hands on Deck in this Labour Market”
  • Inflation

  • At Last, Wages are Growing Faster Than Prices… and That’s Good
  • Business Profits from Inflation, but Workers Will Pay to Bring it Down
  • Canada’s Grocery Giants Spend Billions on their Own Shares
  • Canadian Corporate Profits Remain Elevated Despite Economic Slowdown
  • CBC Podcast on Power, Profits, and Inflation
  • CBC’s The Current Looks at Inflation and Food Prices
  • Corporate Power and Post-Pandemic Inflation: A Deeper Dive
  • Documentary Shines Light on Excessive Food Prices in Canada
  • Don’t Make Monetary Policy on Twitter
  • Don’t Make Workers Pay for Inflation they Didn’t Cause
  • Getting Ready for GFC 2.0
  • Inflation Accelerates in July Despite Higher Unemployment
  • Inflation is Coming Down – But Interest Rates Have Nothing To Do With It
  • Inflation: Causes, Consequences, and Cures
  • Is the Economy “Hot”? Or is it Cold, and Getting Colder?
  • New Data on Continued Record Profits in Canadian Food Retail
  • New Data on Link Between Profits and Inflation
  • New Video: Profits, not Wages, are the Driving Force Behind Inflation
  • No Correlation Between Inflation and Carbon Pricing
  • Orthodox Cure for Inflation Will Be Worse than the Disease
  • Podcast: Inflation, Recession, and Fairness
  • Podcast: Rising Inflation Creates Tension in Collective Bargaining
  • Profits, Not Wages, Have Driven Canadian Inflation
  • Real Wages are Recovering… and That’s Good News!
  • Review of Gas Price Roller-Coaster in 2023 Revealed Important Lessons
  • Risks and Uncertainties Facing Canada’s Economy in 2024
  • Saying the Quiet Bits Out Loud: Bank of Canada Aims to Raise Unemployment
  • Slowing Economy Should Give Bank of Canada Pause … But It Won’t
  • Stanford for Agriculture Committee on Food Prices and Profits
  • Taking Away the Punchbowl
  • The Grocery CEOs Visit Parliament
  • The Supply Chain, Profits, and Food Prices: Recent Developments and an Excellent New Video
  • Wage Growth Picking Up, but Shows Important Differences Across Categories
  • Wages Gain Steam, But Not Enough to Keep Up With Inflation
  • We Need More Goods, not Less Money
  • Webinar on Inflation, Recession … or Both!
  • Who Wins, Who Loses in the Fight Against Inflation
  • Yes, Virginia, Supermarket Profits HAVE Increased
  • Macroeconomics

  • A New ‘Marshall Plan’ to Rebuild After the Pandemic
  • Appearing Before the Senate Committee On Banking, Commerce and the Economy
  • At Last, Wages are Growing Faster Than Prices… and That’s Good
  • Austerity Can Make Debt Problems Worse
  • Best Way to Protect the Economy is to Protect Human Health
  • Business Profits from Inflation, but Workers Will Pay to Bring it Down
  • Canadian Corporate Profits Remain Elevated Despite Economic Slowdown
  • Canadian Domestic Economy Fell Into Recession in the Autumn
  • Commentary on 2024 Federal Budget
  • Comparing Deficits in Canada and the U.S.
  • Corporate Power and Post-Pandemic Inflation: A Deeper Dive
  • Cryptocurrencies: The Most Useless Speculative Bubble Ever
  • Don’t Make Monetary Policy on Twitter
  • Don’t Make Workers Pay for Inflation they Didn’t Cause
  • Economic Outlook for 2023: Soft Landing or Hard Impact?
  • Fifteen Super-Profitable Industries are Driving Canadian Inflation
  • Getting Ready for GFC 2.0
  • Higher Interest Rates Starting to Bite in Canada’s Labour Market
  • House of Cards: Interest Rates, Household Debt, and the Housing Crisis
  • Inflation Accelerates in July Despite Higher Unemployment
  • Inflation: Causes, Consequences, and Cures
  • Interview with Evan Solomon about Fiscal Policy, Income Supports, and Other Responses to the Pandemic
  • Is the Economy “Hot”? Or is it Cold, and Getting Colder?
  • Latest Interest Rate Hike Increases Risk of Recession
  • New Data on Link Between Profits and Inflation
  • New Video: Profits, not Wages, are the Driving Force Behind Inflation
  • Orthodox Cure for Inflation Will Be Worse than the Disease
  • Pearson Centre Webinar on Economics After COVID, Featuring Director Jim Stanford
  • Podcast on the Economics of Capitalism in a Crisis
  • Podcast: Inflation, Recession, and Fairness
  • Podcast: Rising Inflation Creates Tension in Collective Bargaining
  • Policy Response to Pandemic: Go Big, Go Fast
  • Quantitative Easing: What It Is and What It Could Mean
  • Reconstruction After COVID-19 Will Require Sustained Government Leadership
  • Recovery from Pandemic Will Need an Ambitious Rebuilding Plan
  • Risks and Uncertainties Facing Canada’s Economy in 2024
  • Saying the Quiet Bits Out Loud: Bank of Canada Aims to Raise Unemployment
  • Slowing Economy Should Give Bank of Canada Pause … But It Won’t
  • Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory
  • Submission to B.C. Labour Relations Code Review
  • Taking Away the Punchbowl
  • Testimony to House of Commons Finance Committee Pre-Budget Hearings
  • The Broken Promises of Corporate Tax Cuts
  • The Economy After COVID: What Comes Next?
  • The Failures of ‘Trickle-Down’ Economics in Alberta
  • The False Doctrine of the ‘Labour Shortage’
  • The Gap between Stock Markets and Society has Never Been Greater
  • The Grocery CEOs Visit Parliament
  • Wage Growth Picking Up, but Shows Important Differences Across Categories
  • Wages Gain Steam, But Not Enough to Keep Up With Inflation
  • We Need More Goods, not Less Money
  • Webinar on Inflation, Recession … or Both!
  • When Will We Learn? Speculation is no Way to Build a Real Economy
  • Who Wins, Who Loses in the Fight Against Inflation
  • ‘Official’ Unemployment Just the Tip of the Iceberg
  • “We Need All Hands on Deck in this Labour Market”
  • Research

  • 10 Paid Sick Days Would Have Little Impact on Business Costs
  • Alberta’s Disappearing Advantage for Workers
  • Bargaining Tech: Shaping New Technologies to Improve Work, not Devalue It
  • Building a Sustainable, High-Value-Added Forestry Sector in B.C.
  • Canadian Corporate Profits Remain Elevated Despite Economic Slowdown
  • Canadian Workers Need More Technology, Not Less
  • Child Care Expansion Would Boost Economic Recovery, Study Finds
  • Comparing Deficits in Canada and the U.S.
  • Corporate Power and Post-Pandemic Inflation: A Deeper Dive
  • Fifteen Super-Profitable Industries are Driving Canadian Inflation
  • Five Contrarian Insights on the Future of Work
  • Ideas Into Motion: Progressive Economics and Social Change Movements
  • Income Security and Workers’ Power: Work, Wages, and Basic Income after COVID
  • Interrogating the Labour Shortage Hypothesis
  • New Data on Continued Record Profits in Canadian Food Retail
  • New Data on Link Between Profits and Inflation
  • New Report on the Benefits of Broader-Based and Sectoral Collective Bargaining
  • No Correlation Between Inflation and Carbon Pricing
  • Orthodox Cure for Inflation Will Be Worse than the Disease
  • Policy Response to Pandemic: Go Big, Go Fast
  • Quantitative Easing: What It Is and What It Could Mean
  • Rebuilding Canada’s Economy Must Start with Rebuilding Work
  • Recovery from Pandemic Will Need an Ambitious Rebuilding Plan
  • Sector Bargaining and Broader Based Bargaining
  • Shocking Economic Facts Behind the BC Ports Dispute
  • Slowing Economy Should Give Bank of Canada Pause … But It Won’t
  • Solid Wage Gains for Construction Workers Needed to Cement Productivity Gains
  • Stanford for Agriculture Committee on Food Prices and Profits
  • Strengthening Workers’ Voice in the Future of Work
  • Submission to B.C. Labour Relations Code Review
  • Ten Ways to Improve Work After COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Testimony to House of Commons Finance Committee Pre-Budget Hearings
  • The Broken Promises of Corporate Tax Cuts
  • The Failures of ‘Trickle-Down’ Economics in Alberta
  • The Future of Working from Home
  • The Surprising Resilience of Trade Unionism in Canada
  • Thinking Twice About Technology and the Future of Work
  • Transition Plan for Workers can Prevent Unemployment as Fossil Fuels are Phased Out
  • Union Coverage and Inequality in Canada
  • Wage Growth Picking Up, but Shows Important Differences Across Categories
  • WTO’s Overreach Explains its Growing Irrelevance
  • Wages

  • 10 Paid Sick Days Would Have Little Impact on Business Costs
  • Alberta’s Disappearing Advantage for Workers
  • At Last, Wages are Growing Faster Than Prices… and That’s Good
  • Business Profits from Inflation, but Workers Will Pay to Bring it Down
  • CANADALAND Podcast Explores the ‘War on Workers’
  • Don’t Make Workers Pay for Inflation they Didn’t Cause
  • Employer Complaints of ‘Labour Shortage’ Lead to Attacks on Income Security
  • Fifteen Super-Profitable Industries are Driving Canadian Inflation
  • Getting Real About Recruitment and Retention in a “Labour Shortage”
  • Higher Interest Rates Starting to Bite in Canada’s Labour Market
  • Inflation is Coming Down – But Interest Rates Have Nothing To Do With It
  • Inflation: Causes, Consequences, and Cures
  • Interrogating the Labour Shortage Hypothesis
  • Learning from Minimum Wage History
  • New Data on Link Between Profits and Inflation
  • New Video: Profits, not Wages, are the Driving Force Behind Inflation
  • Pandemic Forces Us to Rethink What Jobs are Worth
  • Podcast: Rising Inflation Creates Tension in Collective Bargaining
  • Real Wages are Recovering… and That’s Good News!
  • Sector Bargaining and Broader Based Bargaining
  • Solid Wage Gains for Construction Workers Needed to Cement Productivity Gains
  • Submission to B.C. Labour Relations Code Review
  • The False Doctrine of the ‘Labour Shortage’
  • There’s no Shortage of Labour: Employers Have to Improve their Offer
  • Wage Growth Picking Up, but Shows Important Differences Across Categories
  • Wages Gain Steam, But Not Enough to Keep Up With Inflation
  • We Need More Goods, not Less Money
  • Workers Strike Back