Beyond the Bubble: Imagining a New Canadian Economy

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Between the Lines, 2009 - Political Science - 254 pages
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With the onset of the current economic crisis, one chapter in the economic history of the world is ending and a new one is beginning. What role will Canada play in this vastly altered world?

James Laxer examines the anatomy of the crash: the forces that have controlled the global system and the forces that have the capacity to usher in a new global system as the U.S.-centred age of globalization comes to an end. He explores what needs to be done to combat the crash in Canada, and poses the questions we all want to have answered. What comes next for the global economy, and what does this mean for Canada? Where will we fit in? Is an egalitarian economic future possible? What could an economics for humanity look like?

A reflective and useful treatise on where we go from here, Beyond the Bubble is a must-read by one of Canada's best-known political commentators.

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About the author (2009)

JAMES LAXER is a Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto. An award-winning author and a former Toronto Star columnist, Laxer is the author of twenty-three books, including Mission of Folly: Canada and Afghanistan, Perils of Empire and Red Diaper Baby: A Boyhood in the Age of McCarthyism. There is an excellent series of short interviews with Dr. Laxer on TVO's

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