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The Invisible Hand of the CBC

By Bozhin Traykov It was quite upsetting to listen to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s The Invisible Hand on August 1st 2012. The particular CBC program, entitled “Offshore Labour, Human Capital, and Economic Development,” hosted by MatthewLazin-Ryder with guests Benjamin Powell … Continue reading




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Peace Economics and Occupy Wall Street

By Cheryl Duckworth Although free market capitalism has been celebrated for decades by many in the United States as an expression of freedom, the 2008 financial crisis triggered a change in the way a lot of Americans perceive this laissez … Continue reading




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From Penn State to JPMorgan Chase and Barclays: Destroying Higher Education, Savaging Children and Extinguishing Democracy

In this article, Henry A. Giroux poses the question: What can we learn about the nature of our society from the Penn State child abuse scandal? By analyzing the scandal in a broader context, Giroux suggests that the use of … Continue reading




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Tuition Protesters ARE the Greeks of Canada: A Response to Margaret Wente

Globe & Mail writer Margaret Wente recently disparaged the students protesting tuition hikes in Quebec as the “Greeks of Canada.” In this response, Simon Orpana suggests the student movement actually positions Quebec as a beacon of social awareness with the potential to restore how Canada once defined itself as a country. The Quebec student strike, by opening a debate on the nature of democracy itself, has crucial implications for the whole of society.




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