CuriosityCat: The Future: Low Growth West; High Growth East

China rising Martin Kettle has an interesting and disturbing article in today’s The Guardian, headed Austerity is here to stay, and we’d better get used to it: But we are going to have to get used to austerity. Because relative scarcity, and the need to do more with less, are not going to go away in ...

CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau & the Hollowing Out of Canada’s middle class

PEW analysis of the 3 classes in the USA Justin Trudeau has written an opinion piece for The Toronto Star dealing with the hollowing out of Canada’s middle class, and laying out some guiding principles for the Liberal Party should he become its leader. Trudeau’s Observations: Here are some extracts from the piece: This squeezing ...

CuriosityCat: Globalization’s Discontents: Maude Barlow, the Hollow Men, and the Conversation that’s just beginning

Brian ‘Hollow Man’ Mulroney Brain Mulroney was boasting about his magnificent act in getting the US-Canada free trade agreement signed. What he did not talk about – and probably does not realize – is that he is one the Hollow Men: those who, consciously or unconsciously, set about hollowing out the industrial heartland of Canada ...

CuriosityCat: NDP’s Mulcair challenges PM Harper to stop the hollowing out of Canada

Thomas Mulcair’s NDP is onto a good thing with its policy of taking steps to stop the continuous hollowing out of the manufacturing industries in Canada. Harper’s Tory government is vulnerable to the charge that it lacks an industrial strategy designed to offset the massive hollowing out of the industrial capacity of Canada, and with ...