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  1. The ABCs of the Economic Crisis
    What Working People Need to Know

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2009
    Rich, powerful people created the economic crisis of 2008-09, while hundreds of millions of working people suffer the consequences -- lost homes, lost jobs, rising insecurity, and falling living standards. How could this happen?
  2. America’s Deceptive 2012 Fiscal Cliff
    How Today’s Fiscal Austerity is Reminiscent of World War I’s Economic Misunderstandings

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    An exploration of how today’s fiscal austerity is reminiscent of World War I’s economic misconceptions.
  3. Behind Closed Doors
    How The Rich Won Control of Canada's Tax System... And Ended Up Richer

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    A stinging indictment of Canada's tax system and the people who shape it.
  4. Behind the Numbers
    A blog from the CCPA

    Resource Type: Website
    Commentary on issues that affect Canadians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, budgets, taxes, public services, and employment.
  5. Canadian Union of Public Employees
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  6. The Corporations and the State
    Essays in the Theory of Capitalism and Imperialism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    Essays discussing modern U.S. capitalism and imperialism. Each chapter tries to delineate the relationship between 'economic' and 'political' processes, or at least recognize the unity between them. The unifying them is the role of the large corporations in U.S. society and the world eonomy, and the relationship between these corporations and the capitalist state.
  7. Governments Must Act for Sustainable and Equitable Recovery
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    On this May Day, Global Unions call on governments to assume their responsibilities and join together to end the crisis. They need to create decent, sustainable jobs and stand up for the rights of people at work.
  8. The Great Unravelling
    From Boom to Bust in Three Short Years

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
  9. Hegemony or Survival
    America's Quest for Global Dominance

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
  10. How it all adds up
    $4 billion more flows out than comes back in - and that has to change if the city is to stay healthy, critics say

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2002
    A discussion of Toronto's position within the Canadian economy, and an argument that given its' status as 'economic powerhouse' for the country, that perhaps some additional re-investment into the city is warranted.
  11. Invisible Giant
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2002
    A far-reaching analysis of a global food company that now has 800 locations in over 60 countries and more than 50 lines of business.
  12. Killing the Host
    How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    In Killing the Host, economist Michael Hudson exposes how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have seized control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and governments.
  13. Krisis
    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 2012
    By 2010, Greece was in an economic crisis and the society and people were shown to be deeply affected by the country's state.
  14. The Myths of Reaganomics
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1988
    How well did Reagan succeed in cutting government spending, surely a critical ingredient in any plan to reduce the role of government in everyone's life? In 1980, the last year of free-spending Jimmy Carter the federal government spent $591 billion. In 1986, the last recorded year of the Reagan administration, the federal government spent $990 billion, an increase of 68%. Whatever this is, it is emphatically not reducing government expenditures.
  15. National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  16. Parasites in the Body Economic: the Disasters of Neoliberalism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Michael Hudson discusses his new book, "Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy."
  17. The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    a collection of short commentaries by Noam Chomsky on global issues, drawn from interviews in the early 1990s. Topics include global economics, racism, NAFTA, and hot topics of the day.
  18. Red Bologna
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    Examines the Communist administration of the city of Bologna.
  19. The Roaring Nineties
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
  20. Root & Branch: A Libertarian Socialist Journal, #4
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1973
  21. Seven Public Sector Myths
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1991
    Fact and fiction about the public sector.
  22. This bastardised libertarianism makes 'freedom' an instrument of oppression
    It's the disguise used by those who wish to exploit without restraint, denying the need for the state to protect the 99%

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    An argument against modern right-right libertarianism, using the concepts of positive and negative freedoms to illustrate.
  23. The Toronto Board of Trade
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  24. Transport Policy and the Environment
    Six Case Studies

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  25. What is Neoliberalism?
    A Brief Definition for Activists

    Resource Type: Article
    Neo-liberalism is a set of economic policies that have become widespread during the last 25 years or so. Although the word is rarely heard in the United States, you can clearly see the effects of neo-liberalism here as the rich grow richer and the poor grow poorer.
  26. Who Gains From the Deficit?
    The Contribution of Unfair Taxation and High Interest Rates to the Debt Problem

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1993

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