The second edition of Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism was co-published by Pluto Books, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and Fernwood Publishing this summer. With the federal election now safely behind us, I am pleased to announce a series of book launch events in 4 cities. Details are . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Economics for Everyone, 2nd Ed.: Book Tour!
This week marks the official publication release of the second edition of Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism. In this blog I explain my motivations in writing the book, and promoting critical economic literacy more generally; the commentary was originally published by Pluto Books (the international publisher). The book is . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Economics for Everyone: Second Edition
On December 2, Chris Ragan wrote a column for the Globe and Mail titled “Another (Macro) Defense of Econ 101.” The link to his column is available here . My brief reply was published in the Globe and Mail on December 13. The full version is below:
Professor Ragan defends conventional (macro) Econ 101 as . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: (Macro) Econ 101
On October 21, Chris Ragan wrote a column for the Globe and Mail titled “In defence of Economics 101.” The link to his column is available here.
On October 24, Marc Lavoie, Louis-Philippe Rochon and Mario Seccareccia replied to him. The link to their response is available here.
The Fraser Institute’s annual Consumer Tax Index report generated some media buzz with its outlandish claims about just how much taxes have risen since 1961. Before you get worked up about this, consider that 1961 was over half a century ago, before the time of universal health care that we all benefit from, before the . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Debunking Fraser Institute’s latest contortion on taxes
Arun here…breaking radio silence to share with you a thought-provoking piece by Larry Kazdan, a graduate of York University in sociology and history, and currently a Council Member with the World Federalist Movement-Canada, an organization that monitors developments at the United Nations and advocates for more effective global governance.
Our friend and fellow blogger Keith . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: A Trillion Dollar Coin for Canada?
For the 15th consecutive year, the Progressive Economics Forum (PEF) is sponsoring its own events at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA). This year’s Annual Conference of the CEA is taking place at HEC Montréal.
PEF events will take place in the May 31 – June 2 period. All information pertaining to . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: PEF Events at Annual Conference of the CEA
Tom Palley has published a new book – The Economic Crisis: Notes from the Underground. I recommend it unread, having learned a lot from his excellent recent book, From Financial Crisis to Stagnation.
The back cover description follows. The book can be ordered – for just $9.99 – from
This book provides a collection . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: The Economic Crisis: Notes from the Underground
I had a great change of pace last week, when I stayed out at the CAW Family Education Centre at Port Elgin to teach a 5-day course on “Economics for Trade Unionists” through the CAW’s Paid Educational Leave program.
While I have guest lectured many times at Port Elgin, I have never actually taught a . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: If You Could Change One Thing