Jim Stanford, one of Canada’s “most frequently quoted economists” and author of the best selling Economics for Everyone, has picked up the Canadian Public Policy Forum award for “outstanding contributions to Canadian public policy and ideas”.
Stanford, praised by Naomi Klein as “that rare breed: the teacher that changed your life”, has worked tirelessly to connect economics with the lives and concerns of ordinary people and trade union members. He has worked as an economist with the Canadian Auto Workers Union since 1994.
Ken Lewenza, the Canadian Auto Workers national president said, “Jim Stanford’s activism, research and insight on public policy issues have added credibility to the struggle of working people for a more fair and just economy and society. I cannot think of someone more deserving of this award.”
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For all those wanting to get a grasp of economics which isn’t wrapped in obscure terminology or deployed as an apology for inequality and exploitation, Economics for Everyone comes highly recommended.
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“[Stanford] has written a book – both pragmatic and idealistic – with the power to change the world.” Naomi Klein
“Stanford is that rare breed: the teacher who changed your life. He has written a book – both pragmatic and idealistic – with the power to change the world.” – Naomi Klein, author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.
“Jim Stanford has a unique ability to explain economics in ways that average working people can totally relate to.” – Bob White, Former President, Canadian Labour Congress, and Former President, OECD Trade Union Advisory Committee.