Economic Structures & Regional Economies

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Getting to Zero

Canada Confronts Global Warming

In this book, long-time social and environmental activist Tony Clarke provides hard-to-find information and analysis about what Canada is and is not doing as of 2018 to get to zero emissions. He … 248 View
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Unicorn in the Woods

As tech investors the world over search for elusive unicorns (start-ups valued at over $1 billion), acclaimed business journalist Gordon Pitts asks whether there can be a place for high-tech … 264 View
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Introduction

When Brian Met Chris

From: Unicorn in the Woods

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In the introduction, Pitts describes a consequential meeting of two tech enthusiasts in New Brunswick. 6 $0.60 Add
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Introduction

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Overview of the town of Lac-Mégantic, its relation to railroads, and the rail disaster of 2013, placed within the context of government deregulation of key industries like transportation and … 6 $0.60 Add
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Introduction

From: The Big Stall

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Compares and contrasts the energy policies of Pierre and Justin Trudeau to demonstrate the shift from a government able and willing to intervene in the economy to pursue the national interest to … 3 $0.30 Add
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Newton’s Law

From: Unicorn in the Woods

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This chapter explores Chris Newton’s younger years; he was an early adopter of home computers, and later enrolled in the computer science program at the University of New Brunswick. 11 $1.10 Add
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The Liberators

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Introduces the concept of neoliberalism and its prioritization of deregulation and privatization. Analyzes the process of privatization and deregulation in the Canadian rail industry. Introduces … 10 $1.00 Add
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Life of Brian

From: Unicorn in the Woods

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In this chapter Pitts examines the early life of Brian Flood, an athletic young man with an aptitude for business and entrepreneurship. 10 $1.00 Add
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Extractive Economy

From: Getting to Zero

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Discusses Canadian economic history, focusing on the analysis that inteprets Canada as an extractive economy. Situates PMs Harper and Trudeau’s policies in this context. Examines the … 27 $2.70 Add
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From Beaver to Pond

A History

From: Unicorn in the Woods

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This chapter links the entrepreneurial activities of Flood and Newton with another businessman from New Brunswick: Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook. It also touches on the historic and current … 14 $1.40 Add
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Oil-Lobby Power, Railway-Lobby Power

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Analyzes the rise of Stephen Harper against the backdrop of Big Oil interests. Identifies how oil lobby, backed by rail lobby, and supported by Harper pushed through additional deregulation. He … 12 $1.20 Add
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Angels and Angles

From: Unicorn in the Woods

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In this chapter, Pitts recounts the founding of Q1 Labs in 2001, its business agreement with UNB, and the nascent company’s relationship with the dean of the faculty of computer science. It … 15 $1.50 Add
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Net-Zero Challenge

From: Getting to Zero

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Indentifies how Canada, in contrast to several other countries, has failed to develop a credible plan of action for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. Proposes that an … 18 $1.80 Add
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Hi, I’m from New Brunswick

From: Unicorn in the Woods

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This chapter focuses on the Q1 Labs’ hunt for venture capital, which included multiple trips to the United States to woo wary investors. 11 $1.10 Add
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The Big Shift

From: Getting to Zero

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Discusses the urgent need to shift from carbon intensive activities in three sectors: energy (bitumen to be declared a "sunset" industry), transportation (to shift from private internal … 37 $3.70 Add
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Here Come the Americans

From: Unicorn in the Woods

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In this chapter, Pitts describes Q1 Labs’ success in finding funding, and how they confronted concerns about their Canadian and Maritime location. 9 $0.90 Add