The Alberta government released their April 2020 job numbers yesterday, and—unsurprisingly—they don’t look good. Last month, Alberta lost over 243,800 jobs: 61,300 part-time jobs and 182,500 full-time jobs. This set a new record, beating out the previous record of 117,100 jobs, which was set just the month before.
You’ve probably heard people—sometimes even politicians—claim that giving businesses tax breaks creates jobs. Here’s why that’s a myth.
The Alberta government released their March 2020 job numbers yesterday, and—unsurprisingly—they don’t look good. Last month, Alberta lost over 117,000 jobs: 73,600 part-time jobs and 43,500 full-time jobs.
There are two things I think are necessary to mitigate and even reverse a recession as quickly as possible.
Capitalists insist that making sure companies have profits is what drive the economy. Here’s why that’s a myth.
Recent measures announced by the provincial government are not designed to help workers. Very few workers will benefit from them.
If there’s one thing that’s become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that neoliberal economic policies have failed our societies.
Workers are too often tasked with bearing the burden of generating profit for their employer.
In March 2020, the Supervised Consumption Sites Review Committee released the results of their review. This is my response to that review.
I discovered that among all 18 Alberta cities, Lethbridge has the highest property taxes.