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Silencing the outriders, silencing democracy

August 13th, 2012 · · 1 Comment · Recommended reading

Since taking power federally in 2006, the Conservative government has undertaken a continuous attack on civil society organizations.  One of the government’s first actions was to cut support for women’s organizations that lobbied or did research on the status of women.  Environmental organizations have been accused of acting in the interest of foreign powers. Revenue […]

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Remembering Gideon Rosenbluth

August 18th, 2011 · · Comments Off · Recommended reading

Below is the text of the obituary for Gideon Rosenbluth, a renowned progressive economist, and a past president of the Canadian Economics Association. Gideon was a long-time Research Associate of the CCPA, and served many years on our Research Advisory Committee. **** Gideon Rosenbluth January 23, 1921 ­ August 8, 2011 Gideon Rosenbluth died suddenly […]

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Something for the toolbox

December 12th, 2010 · · Comments Off · Recommended reading

 CCPA Research Associate Marvin Shaffer has written a book that deserves to be in the toolbox of people questioning decisions around government projects. The title of the book – Multiple Account Benefit-Cost Analysis: A practical Guide for the Systematic Evaluation of Project and Policy Alternatives – won’t have it jumping off the shelves in time for […]

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Marc’s Summer Reading

July 22nd, 2010 · · Comments Off · Agriculture, Climate change, Economy, Environment, resources & sustainability, Poverty, inequality & welfare, Recommended reading

With summer comes a lightening of my work load, so I’ve finally found some time to dive into a few interesting books. These are all related to my ongoing research interests (I do have some fiction sitting around waiting for a real holiday, with Barbara Kingsolver’s The Lacuna at the top of the pile): The […]

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Off the Highway by Mette Bach: politics and memoir

June 8th, 2010 · · 1 Comment · Environment, resources & sustainability, Municipalities, Recommended reading

Another suggestion for summer reading: brand new from local publisher New Star Books: Off the Highway by Mette Bach, a short (about 80 pages) memoir of her childhood and adolescence in North Delta. Bach weaves together personal recollections, history and social commentary to create a quirky, funny, depressing picture of a little-known Vancouver suburb. Regular […]

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‘Green’ Summer Reading

June 3rd, 2010 · · 1 Comment · Climate change, Energy, Environment, resources & sustainability, Recommended reading

As I was wandering through the airport this spring I succumbed to my one true addiction: books.  Yes, I know that a good environmentalist uses the local library, but I’m working on it….. Anyway, as always, I try to pick up something that I’ve read a review on or something that just jumps out at […]

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Summer reading: two experts on privatization

May 20th, 2010 · · 3 Comments · Privatization, P3s & public services, Recommended reading, Transparency & accountability

Policy Note has asked CCPA Research Associates who contribute to the blog to suggest some ideas for summer reading.  I am going to cheat a bit by suggesting two books.  I am going to cheat even more by admitting I haven’t read one of them. I spend a lot of my time reading and writing […]

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Ho Ho Ho. Help!

December 18th, 2009 · · 1 Comment · Recommended reading

Are you worried about a last minute gift for one of your progressive friends?  Me too.  So I have a proposal that might help both of us.  I am going to suggest a new book you might find interesting in the hopes that you will take advantage of the comment section at the end of […]

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