Brennan, ‘Ascent of Giants: NAFTA, Corporate Power and the Growing Income Gap’

Abstract There is growing awareness in Canada of how unequal society is becoming. It is probably most obvious in the gap between the compensation of Canada‚Äôs highest paid corporate executives and the average worker. The political pressure to do something to close this gap, for example by increasing taxes at the top of the income […]

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Brennan, ‘The Power Underpinnings, and Some Distributional Consequences, of Trade and Investment Liberalisation in Canada’

Abstract Criticism of trade and investment liberalisation (TAIL) in North America has drawn attention to weak economic performance, wage-profit redistribution, social dumping and fiscal pressure on government programmes as evidence that the TAIL regime has failed to deliver on some of its key promises. This criticism has been unable, however, to establish satisfactory conceptual and […]

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