Looking for someone to help you cut through all the economic double-speak - to explain what's really going on with the Canadian and North American economies?
Jim Stanford is an economist who actually makes sense (as you can see from this YouTube clip) -- and he's coming to Peterborough in early October.
Author and economist Jim Stanford will be giving a free public lecture at the Peterborough Public Library on October 8, 2009, beginning at 7 pm.
The event is being hosted by The Peterborough Community Legal Centre, Peterborough and District Labour Council, Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Trent Canadian Studies Department and the Council of Canadians.
Stanford's most recent book is Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism.
Stanford received his master's degree in economics from Cambridge University, UK, and his PhD from the New School for Social Research in New York City. He was the founding chairman of the Progressive Economics Forum, Canada's network of progressive economists. In 2007 he was appointed vice-chair of the Ontario Manufacturing Council. Stanford is the chief economist for the Canadian Auto Workers union.
Related:The Globe and Mail: Canada's Productivity Numbers Reveal a Real Structural Weakness by Jim Stanford