Madness and Ruin: Politics and the Economy in the Neoconservative Age

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In this collection of articles, Mel Watkins, one of Canada's foremost political economists, demystifies the business of economics and economic policy. In a clearsighted and entertaining manner, he explores the roots of recession, the role of the NDP, and the Gulf War.
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Overview

In this collection of articles, Mel Watkins, one of Canada's foremost political economists, demystifies the business of economics and economic policy. In a clearsighted and entertaining manner, he explores the roots of recession, the role of the NDP, and the Gulf War.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780921284642
  • Publisher: Between the Lines
  • Publication date: 11/19/1992
  • Pages: 205
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mel Watkins is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Political Science at the University of Toronto.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgements

Introduction

Prologue: In Praise of Famous People

Part I: The Crash of '87 and the Coming World Recession That Came

  • The Coming World Crash
  • Surviving the New Great Crash
  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  • Mediating the Economy
  • The Integrated Circus: The New Right and the Restructuring of Global Markets
  • Meditating on Markets and America
Part II: The Perils of Free Trade
  • From the Heretic's Mouth
  • Ten Good Reasons to Oppose Free Trade
  • There's No Such Thing as a Free Trade
  • Sleeping with the Giant: The Night Before the Morning After
  • There's No Free Lunch in the Free Trade Deal
  • Ed Broadbent and the Ruling Class: Losers and Winners under Free Trade
  • The Break-Up of Canada
  • Is There Anything Left to Say about the FTA?
Part III: Aboriginal Rights
  • Noughts and Crosses: The Games Whites Play
  • As Equal Partners: Recognizing Aboriginal Rights to Self-Determination
  • NATO's Trail of Destruction
  • Goodbye Columbus
Part IV: Meanness, Meech, and More
  • The Meaning of Meanness: Eighties Attitudes
  • The Deficit Scam: From the Folks Who Brought You Free Trade
  • What the Waffle and Richard Nixon Had in Common
  • Mr. Waffle Goes to Howe
  • Measuring McLaughlin: From Margin to Victory
  • Once More Unto the Meech
  • A Just War—or Just a War?
  • Yes, Victoria, There is an English Canada
Epilogue: In The Shadow of the Golden Temple
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