Author: Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford is an Economist and Director, Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute. Also Dept. of Economics, McMaster U.; advisor to Unifor; author Economics for Everyone.

  • Trade Union and ‘Progressive’ Strategies

    Toronto — 11 October 2013. Pension Funds, Unions, and Working Class Strategies – session 2: The responsible investment, capital stewardship, and ‘pension fund activism’ movements It is noteworthy that as finance has been on the ‘rise,’ some activists began to formalize anti-corporate and targeted activist campaign strategies through pension and personal investment funds. In Canada and the … Watch video »

  • Global Economic Crisis and Canadian Austerity

    Toronto — 23 March 2012. View on It is now broadly recognized that the global economic crisis that struck in late 2007 is by far the most significant and wide-ranging since the Depression years of the 1930s. Given fears of an ongoing recession, particularly as a result of Europe’s sovereign debt crisis and a … Watch video »

  • Halo Came Off Canadian Recovery as 2010 Drew to Close

    Canada’s recovery from the 2008-09 recession ground to a painful halt during the second half of 2010. The economy created no net new jobs from the summer onward, economic growth slowed to a crawl, and the nation’s current account deficit reached a record size. And all of that was while federal-provincial stimulus efforts (said to … Keep reading »

  • Market Meltdown

    Capitalism and the Crisis of Neoliberalism Toronto — 17 July 2008. Presentations by: Introduction Greg Albo, Professor of Political Economy, York University Jim Stanford, Economist, Canadian Auto Workers David McNally, Professor of Political Science, York University