So many unintended consequences that make its reality unlikely.
In response to the economic impact of the pandemic and lockdowns, the CERB was intended to replace lost income for Canadians. While the underlying logic is sound, the program’s flawed design left many Canadians better off than they were before the pandemic.
Most Americans have been bewildered by the anti-globalization protesters at recent meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Isn’t free trade a good thing? Isn’t a global economy great for everyone? What could the protesters possibly be objecting to? ”Life and Debt,” a documentary by Stephanie Black, with a commentary written by Jamaica Kincaid, looks at the effect of the International Monetary Fund on the economy of Jamaica. The result, she argues, has been the destruction of Jamaican industry and agriculture, the end of Jamaica as a self-sufficient economic entity, and its conversion into a market for North American goods and a source of underpaid labor.