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  1. After the Crash
    The Emergence of the Rainbow Economy

    Resource Type: Book
  2. Age Shock
    How Finance is Failing Us

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    Blackburn examines the realities of an aging demographic in the midst of the disintegration, from both a monetary and social obligation perspective, of sound financial conditions for the elderly.
  3. Bank Heist
    How Our Financial Giants Are Costing You Money

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
  4. Bank of Canada Lawsuit
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    One of the most important legal cases in Canadian history is slowly inching its way towards trial. Launched in 2011 by the Toronto-based Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER), the lawsuit would require the publicly-owned Bank of Canada to return to its pre-1974 mandate and practice of lending interest-free money to federal, provincial, and municipal governments for infrastructure and healthcare spending.
  5. Banking on Apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1976
    Package states the case against further Canadian bank loans to the government of South Africa. Suggests actions for persons wanting to resist further bank loans.
  6. Banking Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
    Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources

    Resource Type: Website
    A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to banking in the Sources directory for the media.
  7. Banks got $114B from governments during recession
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Canada's biggest banks accepted tens of billions in government funds during the recession, according to a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
  8. Bubbles Always Burst: the Education of an Economist
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Spouting ostensible free market ideology, the pro-creditor mainstream rejects what the classical economic reformers actually wrote. One is left to choose between central planning by a public bureaucracy, or even more centralized planning by Wall Street’s financial bureaucracy. The middle ground of a mixed public/private economy has been all but forgotten, denounced as "socialism." Yet every successful economy in history has been a mixed economy.
  9. 'But the banks are made of marble' — how banks screw the world
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Across Africa, western Asia and Latin America in the 1980s, the growth of per capita GDP was brought to a halt. This was not a recession, it was a severe depression. And its cause was reckless lending by banks in the ’70s. A decade earlier, the euro currency had been invented. US dollars deposited in non-US banks and held there to avoid restrictions of US laws became negotiable financial instruments. These formed the basis for an unregulated market specialising in short-term loans.
  10. Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  11. Canadian Bankers Association
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  12. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Pilot Copy, February 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
    The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
  13. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 4 - November 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
  14. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 6 - March 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  15. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 1 - May 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  16. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 4 - November 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  17. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 4 - November 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  18. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 3 - June 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  19. Das Capital, Volume 1
    A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1890
    Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, together with its legal, political, religious, artistic, philosophical and ideological manifestations.
  20. Das Capital, Volume 2
    The Process of Circulation of Capital

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1956
  21. Das Capital, Volume 3
    The Process of Capitalist Production as a Whole

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
  22. Card Tricks
    Bankers, Boomers and the Explosion of Plastic Credit

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  23. Church Presentation to the Annual Meetings of Three Canadian Banks
    Re: Loans to South Africa

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1976
    A statement questioning the morality of loaning money to a racist South African government.
  24. The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I
    Economic Writings 1

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, and pre-capitalist economic formations.
  25. Connexions
    Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  26. Connexions
    Volume 3, Number 6 - December 1978 - Unemployment/Chomage

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  27. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 1 - February 1979 - National Security/Securite Nationale

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  28. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 3 - May 1979 - Immigration

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  29. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 1 - January 1980 - Literacy/Alphabetisation

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
  30. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 3 - September 1981 - Atlantic Development/Le Developpement Atlantique

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  31. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  32. Corporate Power and Canadian Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
    Carroll looks at the accumulation of capital in Canada since the Second World War. Most of the book is devoted to tracing actual patterns of corporate ownership and intercorporate relationships.
  33. The Corporations and the State
    Essays in the Theory of Capitalism and Imperialism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    Essays discussing modern U.S. capitalism and imperialism. Each chapter tries to delineate the relationship between 'economic' and 'political' processes, or at least recognize the unity between them. The unifying them is the role of the large corporations in U.S. society and the world eonomy, and the relationship between these corporations and the capitalist state.
  34. Debt Bondage Or Self-Reliance
    A Popular Perspective on the Global Debt Crisis

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    Describes the effects of international debt on workers, the unemployed, and peasants who neither asked for or benefit from such debt. It describes the growing number of people's movements in Canada and developing nations who are struggling against austerity measures.
  35. Democracy's Oxygen
    How Corporations Control the News

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture public consent for policies which favour the corporate elite.
  36. Dollars & Sense
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  37. Encyclopedia of Banking and Finance
    Resource Type: Book
  38. Euro Banks vs. Greek Labor
    Varoufakis is Proposing Austerity on the Banking Class

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Interview with Michael Hudson, professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City about the current economic situation of Greece.
  39. An Examination of the Microcredit Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    An examination of the microcredit movement, its history, how it functions, and future trends.
  40. Farmers resist foreclosures
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
  41. The Fight for Canada
    Four Centuries of Resistance to American Expansionism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    In an effort to realize their grand dream of one nation from Panama to the Arctic, Americans have attempted to conquer Canada using war, trade sanctions, and political interventions of all kinds. "That fight for Canada continues to this day," says David Orchard.
  42. The Foreclosure-to-Rental Screwjob
    Bernanke's Double-Whammy

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The US government is preparing to bail out the banks once again.
  43. Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada
    Third Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    See also CX2933.
  44. Grameen Bank
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A microfinance organization and community development bank started in Bangladesh that makes small loans (known as microcredit or "grameencredit" to the impoverished without requiring collateral.
  45. The Great Ponzi Scheme of the Global Economy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Chris Hedges has a discussion with the economist Michael Hudson (author of Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy the Global Economy) on a great Ponzi scheme that not only defines not only the U.S. but the global economy, how we got there and where we’re going.
  46. Highrise and Superprofits
    An Analysis of the Development Industry in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  47. A History of Canadian Wealth
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    Myers lays bare the corruption, swindling, land deals, and bribery that are at the basis of Canadian history. This is Canada's past seen through the eyes of a muckraker.
  48. The History of Costa Rica
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
  49. How Australian bank financed the heroin trade
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
  50. KPMG Management Services LP
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  51. Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits
    Great Cities of North America Since 1600

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the time of Benjamin Franklin (1760), New York in the mid nineteenth-century (1860), Chicago at the beginning of the Progressivist Civic Movements (1910), Los Angeles during the immediate Post-war boom (1950) and Toronto at the beginning of its own ascendancy in the 1970's. (1975).
  52. Man's Worldly Goods
    The Story of the Wealth of Nations

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    Huberman sets out to explain history using economic theory, and to explain economic theory using history. He tries to explain, in terms of the development of economic thought, why certain doctrines arose when they did, how they originated in the very fabric of social life, and how they were developed, modified, and overthrown when the pattern of that fabric was changed.
  53. The Money Crisis: How bankers grabbed our money -- and how we can get it back
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    A historical analysis exposing the flaws in the system that led to financial crisis.
  54. Money on the Run
    How the World's Dirty Profits are Laundered

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    The author describes how money is laundered globally, using interviews with launderers, bag men, middlemen, bankers, and the police.
  55. The most outrageous fraud ever perpetrated on the Canadian people
    Can the Courts Liberate the Bank of Canada?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    You know the old aphorism -- "If a tree falls in the forest….?" Well, how about this one: if citizens win a significant victory in court against an autocratic government involving the fleecing of Canadians of billions of their hard-earned tax dollars and no one in the media actually covers it, did it really happen?
  56. New Internationalist
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
  57. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
    Tax Evasion

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation they are subjected to.
  58. Pamplona's locksmiths join revolt as banks throw families from their homes
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    In the years of the housing boom, Spain's banks offered 100% mortgages. Now, while receiving millions in public aid, they are throwing people out of their homes. But there's a rebellion under way.
  59. Parasites in the Body Economic: the Disasters of Neoliberalism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Michael Hudson discusses his new book, "Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy."
  60. A People's History of the United States
    1492 - Present

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
  61. Private Banks: Creating Money Out of Thin Air
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    In his book The Joy of Tax: How a Fair Tax System Can Create a Better Society, Richard Murphy, UK Tax Justice Network co-founder, offers a radically pioneering approach to tax and fiscal policy. Murphy is one of the first economists to link tax policy to the 400- year-old reality that nearly all money is created by private banks out of thin air.
  62. Radical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis of Monopoly Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
    A popular education pamphlet on the economic crises of monopoly capitalism.
  63. Retreat From Governance
    Canada and the Continental-International Challenge

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
  64. Reverse Robin Hood: Six Billion Dollar Businesses Preying on Poor People
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Many see families in poverty and seek to help. Others see families in poverty and see opportunities for profit. Here are six examples of billion dollar industries which are built on separating poor people, especially people of colour, from their money, the reverse Robin Hood.
  65. The Seven Laws of Money
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    A book that tells you how to live with money; how to get it, care for it, forget about it.
  66. Sources welcomes Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    Canada's leading boutique Corporate Finance firm, Wildeboer Dellelce strives to be the premiere transactional law firm in Canada for emerging companies and deal makers
  67. Spelling mistake prevented hackers taking $1bn in bank heist
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    New York Fed reveals spelling of 'foundation' as 'fandation' prompted bank to seek clarification and stop transfer, but hackers still got away with about $80m.
  68. The State as Protection Racket
    Chapters in the History of Daylight Robbery

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    The debate about the current global economic "crisis" is obscenely counterintuitive and illogical to the point of incoherence. Who is willing to 'follow the money"? This dictum appears utterly forgotten, despite recurring astronomic fraud perpetrated by US corporations.
  69. State Banks Would Mean Jobs, Credit and Investment
    Why Don't We?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    One of the many problems with the current banking system is that your tax money helps fuel speculation. Unless there is a public bank that your local government can place deposits into, revenues are the playthings of big banks.
  70. Swiss Leaks: Murky Cash Sheltered by Bank Secrecy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) offered services to clients who had been unfavourably named by the United Nations, in court documents and in the media as connected to arms trafficking, blood diamonds and bribery. HSBC served those close to discredited regimes such as that of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, former Tunisian president Ben Ali and current Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad. The bank repeatedly reassured clients that it would not disclose details of accounts to national authorities, even if evidence suggested that the accounts were undeclared to tax authorities in the client’s home country.
  71. TPP Trade Pact Would Give Wall Street a Trump Card to Block Regulations
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Banks and other financial institutions would be able to use provisions in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership to block new regulations that cut into their profits, according to the text of the trade pact released this week.
  72. The Trouble With Billionaires
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2010
    The glittering lives of billionaires may seem to be a harmless source of entertainment, but authors Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks argue that such financial power not only threatends everyone's economic and social well-being but also upsets the very functioning of democracy. Our society tends to regard great wealth as evidence of exceptional talent or accomplishment. Yet spectacular fortunes are often attributable to luck, ruthlessness, cheating, or advantageous positioning that allow some to build on the work and insights of others who have paved the way.
  73. UN General Assembly in One Voice (Almost) Rejects U.S. Cuban Blockade
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The United Nations General Assembly on October 27, 2015 voted on a Cuban resolution calling for "an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba." Approval was all but unanimous: 191 nations voted in favour and two voted against, the United States and Israel. There were no abstentions for the first time since the voting on the resolution began in 1992.
  74. Wall Street and the Greek Financial Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Michael Hudson and Bill Black zero in on some of the key elements of the crisis. They point out that it is not really 'Greece', let alone the Greek people, who have contracted this debt and who have been bailed out until now.
  75. A Warning From the B.I.S.: the Calm Before the Storm?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is worried that recent ructions in the equities markets could be a sign that another financial crisis is brewing. In a sobering report titled "Uneasy calm gives way to turbulence" the BIS states grimly: "We may not be seeing isolated bolts from the blue but the signs of a gathering storm that has been building for a long time."
  76. Why Do Banks Really Want Our Deposits?
    Hint: It's Not to Finance Loans

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Many authorities have said it: banks do not lend their deposits. They create the money they lend on their books.
  77. Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization

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