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The Trust Spiral

Restoring faith in the media

Dear Prudence

A life of exuberance and eccentricity

Who’s Afraid of Alice Munro?

A long-awaited biography gives the facts, but not the mystery, behind this writer’s genius

David Crane

David Crane is a journalist with a strong interest in political economy and globalization. He can be reached at

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Building a Stronger World

Big players like the World Bank and small players like local cooperatives are both essential. June 2005

Stagnate or Innovate? That Is the Question

Our whole way of life depends on answering it correctly October 2013
We have an economic recovery of sorts. But economic growth remains weak, too many people are unemployed or in temporary jobs, there is downward pressure on wages, income inequality is high and business investment in productivity-enhancing innovation is inadequate. Could it be that the Golden Age of fast-rising productivity and significant improvements in living standards that we experienced in the last half of the 20th century is…

Ottawa's Rising Firewall

Public service veterans sound the alarm on federal opacity. April 2012
All governments seek to control information. Yet secrecy, message control and disregard for Parliament have probably never been higher than with the current federal government under Stephen Harper. Such secrecy threatens the functioning of an open society, undermines the role of our elected representatives and the democratic process, weakens our institutions, discourages innovation and the giving of sound advice within…