Neo liberal orthodoxy is crumbling in the wake of the ever-deepening manufacturing crisis. Witness yesterday’s call from the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association for domestic procurement policies linked to major public investments in infrastructure and transit projects – long advocated by labour and derided by mainstream types as a return to dreaded “industrial policies.” As the CME point out, there is a lot to gain here. The face-saver for the economically orthodoxy is that the US has long linked public investments to US job creation, as detailed here..
- Closing the Loop: Zero Waste, GHG Emissions and Green Jobs in BC (March 28th, 2013)
- Canada: Land of Mines and Banks (July 2nd, 2012)
- Clean electricity, conservation and a zero-carbon future (June 20th, 2012)
- A Green Industrial Revolution (June 12th, 2012)
- Upstream Supply Chain as Sector Development Strategy (March 16th, 2012)