Economic Structures & Regional Economies

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Cities Matter

A Montrealer’s Ode to Jane Jacobs, Economist

Why do cities exist? Can’t we find better ways of organizing life on earth? With the climate crisis and other environmental issues, are cities part of the problem? Or can they help solve … 152 View

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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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: Cities Matter

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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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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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Economies of Agglomeration

Section 1: The Economist’s City

From: Cities Matter

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Chapter 1 examines the theory of economic agglomeration, topics discussed include “economies of scale,” types of economies of agglomeration (Shared pool of labour, Input sharing, … 10 $1.00 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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Hub Cities and Transport Costs

Section 1: The Economist’s City

From: Cities Matter

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Chapter 2 explores transportation networks and hub cities, discussing topics including networks, ‘Transport Cost’ theory, and more. 6 $0.60 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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Urban Land Values

Section 1: The Economist’s City

From: Cities Matter

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Chapter 3 examines urban land value, discussing topics including land value, the choice between urban, suburban or rural, types of buildings such as office towers, apartment buildings, rental … 10 $1.00 Add